Monthly Archives:: November 2013

Partner Spotlight: Northern Uganda

  Currently, the country of Uganda has over 2.5 million orphans.  In light of this unsettling statistic, Four Corners Ministries exists to spread the Gospel in East Africa by building relationships with orphans and families.  Through this ministry, the team at Four Corners seeks to provide aid to orphans while demonstrating the love that Christ… Read more »

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Ukraine: Then and Now

In 2009, Heather Harris and the Midtowners in Ukraine took pictures of the kids to bring back to Nashville so that the church could pray for the kids. I picked up one of the pictures. It was two kids, both with happy little smiles. The name on the back of the photo said Dima Pelepenko… Read more »

Thoughts From Europe

  Since the fall of Communism in the late 80’s the doors to the Gospel have been opened in this former gem of the Soviet Union. This past month, we made a quick trip over to see our long-time friends and partners Oleg & Lena Vasilevsky who lead Radooga (www.radooga.com) there in Ukraine. I am… Read more »

Servant Life Helped Me Realize My Vision For Students

  I had been a student minister for 16 years before I really sat down to hammer out some purpose statements and visions for student ministry at my church. I kept it simple and decided on KNOW, GROW, and GO. Simply put, I wanted students coming to First Baptist Church in Russellville, Alabama, to have… Read more »

5 Ways To Ruin Your Short Term Mission Trip

There are plenty of things you can do to ensure you have a great mission trip.  On the flip side of that, there’s even more ways you can sabotage your short term mission trip… 1. Have an “It’s all about me” attitude.  If you want to have a terrible mission trip, then definitely act as… Read more »