Ministry/Missions

Mission Trips and Opportunities to Serve:
Below you will find some upcoming mission trips as well as many areas for you to get involved in mission work both here at LBC and in our community. As you consider your role in serving in the upcoming year, you may have some questions. Contact any of the trip leaders or ministry contacts if you have questions.
How do I know if I should “GO?”
Seek the Lord’s will through prayer. When you have opened your heart and mind, He will reveal His will for you.
If I decide to “Go” on a trip, how will I pay for it?
If God wants you to go on a mission trip, He will provide the means necessary for your
participation. We also have some scholarships available to help pay a portion of each trip’s cost.
How can I get involved?
Contact the trip leader or the ministry contact person listed below.

INTERNATIONAL:
Romania
Date: September 1-10, 2015
Approximate cost: $2200
Details: We will be partnering with the Baptist Church in Tulcea, Romania and holding a parent conference for members of their church. We will also be doing some renovations for their youth area, as well as doing some ministry with the local ministry center associated with the church.
Contact: Pastor David, 931-982-3764 or david@leomabaptist.org

Peru
Date: January 15-22, 2016
Approximate cost: $1700
Details: We will be partnering with the Baptist Church in Pachacutec, Peru and be engaged in evangelism, medical clinics, and discipleship training.
Contact: Steve Meador, 931-424-8337 or travelmouse@wildblue.net

NATIONAL:
Denver
Date: July 2-8, 2016
Approximate cost: $
Details: We have partnered with 5280 church out of Denver, CO.

World Hunger This offering goes to International Mission Board for Hunger in the world.
Contact: Betty Smith, 762-0007

Pure Water This offering helps provide clean drinking water to missionaries.
Contact: Suzanne Beavers, 762-5562

Edwin Hodges Our old small group literature is sent to Edwin Hodges Distribution Center where it is distributed over the world for missionaries to use.
Contact: Carroll Methvin, 762-0641 or www. http://elhm.org

Operation Christmas Child OCC distributes Christmas gift boxes to kids around the world.
Contact: Heather Garland, 931-231-5190 or http://www.samaritanspurse.org

Eyeglass collection Used eyeglasses are collected and taken on mission trips to be used in
medical clinics.
Contact: Carol Cunningham, 762-8799

Campbell’s Soup Labels UPC labels are collected and sent to David Mitchell Deaf Ministry in Puerto Rico.
Contact: Betty Smith, 762-0007 or http://www.sbcla.net/

Compassion International “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus name” is the purpose of Compassion as they find sponsors for children around the world.
Contact: Nelda Eledge, 556-2464 or http://www.compassion.com/

NATIONAL:
Psalm 139 This offering helps provide ultrasound machines in crisis pregnancy centers across
the nation.
Contact: Betty Smith, 762-0007 or http://psalm139project.org

LOCAL:
Community Missions Men of the church help members of the community by providing labor for some minor repairs around their homes.
Contact: Mahlon Fisher, 242-1932 or mahlon@leomabaptist.org

I Am For Kids This ministry helps provide mentors for children across the county.
Contact: Steve Seaton 931-244-0945, steveseaton@att.net

TBC Adult Homes This ministry provides residential and program services to Senior Adults and Developmentally Disabled Adults.
Contact: Dr. Kenny Cooper, 615-371-2050 or http://www.tnbaptisthomes.org

TBC Children’s Home This ministry ministers the love of Jesus Christ to children and families in crisis, providing residential and foster care to Tennessee’s children.
Contact: 1-800-624-8591 or http://tennesseechildren.org

Lawrence County Association of Baptist Our Association helps equip Lawrence County Churches in various ways.
Contact: Mike Kemper, 852-4700 or www.lawcobaptist.org

Gods Storehouse This ministry is “A Christian Community Effort,” distributing food, clothing and assistance to those in need.
Contact: LBC office or Gods Storehouse office at 766-1265

Pregnancy Center of Middle Tennessee We are here for those experiencing unplanned pregnancy, dealing with pregnancy issues in the past, or planning for the future. Complete, accurate information about all your choices and help finding some real answers before you make your decision.
Contact: 931-381-4024 or http://pcofmt.org

Kids Place Provides specialized services to the child victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse in Lawrence, Maury, Giles, and Wayne Counties in Middle TN.
Contact: Kim Magee, 762-5687 or http://www.akidsplacecac.org

Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling, and raises funds to help children and their families at the same time. Many of our local families have benefited from the Ronald McDonald House.
Contact: Suzanne Beavers, 762-5662 or http://legacy.rmhc.org/how-you-can-
help/pop-tab-collections

FCA/Fish This ministry focuses on serving local schools by equipping, empowering and
encouraging students to make a difference for Christ.
Contact: Jason Lamprecht, 852-2803 or Evan Morgan, 853-7499

CHURCH:
Back Pack This ministry provides food for children who may not have sufficient meals over the weekend.
Leoma Baptist is a Partner Agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN.  Second Harvest is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization with a mission to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.  Second Harvest works with a network of approximately 500 Partner Agencies like Leoma Baptist to distribute food to those in need throughout 46 counties in Middle and West TN.  To learn more, visit secondharvestmdtn.org or contact the church office.

Acteens Teenage girls have opportunities to grow in their relationships with God and their peers. Acteens learn to look beyond themselves and become actively involved in missions and ministry.
Contact: Melba Scott, 762-4215 or Trish Williams, 556-2118
or http://www.wmu.com

WMU  Women On Mission -This ministry is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions. They participate and facilitate many local mission
opportunities.
Contact: Betty Smith, 762-0007 or www.wmu.com

Quilting Ladies This ministry provides a very unique service to our community with hand quilting. Donations are taken for their services and that money is donated to our church’s mortgage payment.
Contact: Margaret Eledge, 762-1063

Card Ladies This ministry is another unique service of our church. Ladies gather on Wednesday morning and laminate obituaries which are sent to family members.
Get well cards are also sent to shut-ins and others in our community.
Contact: Bobbie Huntley, 852-4488

Community Thanksgiving Meal This ministry provides and delivers a traditional
Thanksgiving dinner to homes of seniors and needy in our community and also to the County Jail.
Contact: Carol Cunningham, 762-8799

Can Recycling This ministry not only helps take care of the world God has provided us,
it also helps pay down our mortgage debt.
Contact: Martha Hooper, 852-2657