Gosen Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is a large building with silk flowers hanging from the ceiling. Illinois volunteers helped build this church over three weeks last November. Cinderblocks with artful designs cut out of them make up the windows, and the doors are always open.
When Meredith and her team went there to work in July, they met at the church building to sing and pray together. Then they went to work building houses in a community hard-hit by Haiti’s earthquake in 2010.
This team was one of many from Illinois serving on international mission trips, creating long-term relationships and sharing Christ with people around the world. In fact, more than 25,000 Baptists from Illinois are engaged in missions and mission trips each year.
Read: Jonah 1:10-16; Habakkuk 2:14
Think: How does God use catastrophic events, such as storms and earthquakes, to reveal Himself and His plans?
Pray for IBSA’s Bob Elmore, who helps arrange mission trips, including several each year to Haiti. Pray for your church’s next mission trip.