Mission team prepares to leave for Nicaragua

Participants in Temple Baptist Church’s 2012 medical mission effort to Nicaragua line up in front of Dr. Rick Byargeon as he leads in a commissioning service.

Temple Baptist Church, Ruston, La., has commissioned 27 people to serve on its latest mission trip to Nicaragua. The group — a medical team and a mission team — will leave Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, and return Aug. 31, While there, participants will treat patients in several rural villages and share the Gospel with those who attend the medical clinics. This is the fifth consecutive year for the church’s mission effort to Nicaragua.

Senior Pastor Dr. Rick Byargeon led the commissioning time at the end of the Aug. 19 evening worship service. As he introduced them, team members assembled at the front of the Gathering Space. At the conclusion of the ceremony, most of the congregation came forward to lay hands on members of the group while Dr. Byargeon led in prayer.

While all prayer is appreciated, the teams have requested prayer in four specific areas:

    • Pray for the people of Nicaragua to be changed by coming to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
    • Pray that the children may see the love of Christ through our team members who are ministering to them.
    • Pray that the team will know how to best treat the patients they see.
    • Pray for safety and health of our team members as they travel.

Members of the group are as follows: Dwight Anderson, Mike Brister, Leslie Brister, Rick Byargeon, Andy Carter, Casey Casady, Jessica Coleman, Connie Eagles, Lauren Fuller, Donna Hipp, Gray Hipp, Donna Hood, Norlyn Hyde, John King, Pam Morris, Larry Neal, Jennifer Parker, Michelle Shively, Nancy Smith, Tommy Smith, Jo Tatum, Jason Walsworth, John Ward, Sheri Whiteside, Tyler Whiteside, Allison Whittenburg and Nancy Whittenburg.

Members of Temple’s congregation join the mission team as Senior Pastor Dr. Rick Byargeon leads in prayer for the 2012 medical mission trip to Nicaragua.

About Eddie Blick

I am a retired journalism teacher and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La. This blog is one of several that I created as outlets for my interests.
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