Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 (Christian Standard Bible)
At Fellowship Bible Church, we seek to fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28, both inside and outside of our church walls. It is our intent, through our worship services, small groups, and various ministries, to proclaim the Gospel, equip the Saints, and go into all the world. However, our church is one small part of the Church (1 Corinthians 12:12-26), so we also support many Christian missions and ministries—locally, nationally, and globally. Following the example of the ministry of Jesus, these organizations address both the tangible, physical concerns of the world, as well as the spiritual, eternal needs.
When giving financially to Fellowship Bible Church, a portion of your tithes and offerings will help to support many likeminded Christian organizations, including the ones listed below.
Friends of Fort Liberté (FFL) began out of a friendship formed between 2 pastors in 1973. One from St. Albans, WV and the other from Fort Liberté, Haiti, a relationship that has led to decades of partnership and thousands of volunteers investing in the Gospel work in Haiti. Fellowship Bible Church (FBC) began officially supporting the ministry of FFL through regular support and mission team volunteers in the early 2000’s, and has been a part of church and orphanage building projects, child sponsorship, Medical clinic and Farm support, and numerous funding projects.
MINISTRY UPDATE (9/21/2022):
Sometimes we are able to share the good news of our continued work in Haiti, but at other times we have to come to you to share our concerns for bad things that are happening there. This is one of those times. You may be seeing some of the news coverage of the massive demonstrations that are happening all over the country. This time, the unrest is not limited to the capital, Port au Prince, nor is it caused by gangs. The entire population is reeling from 30% inflation, with gas prices at almost $17.00 per gallon, and a quadruple increase in food prices over a short period of time. Everyday people are frustrated with the country’s leaders in failing to do anything to help. These are desperate times, and civil unrest has erupted.
As we know, the most vulnerable people in all situations like this are the poorest people. I spoke with Pastor Dasnis Pierre today, and he reported that he told his people at church yesterday that he is proud of them. He is proud that the people of Fort Liberte keep their dignity and follow their values even in these hard times, not following the example of the rest of the country with violence, looting and destruction of personal property. At the same time, he and the church leaders know that the poorest people are struggling to acquire any food at all. They want to help by organizing an emergency food distribution, much as they did during the early days of Covid when the markets were shut down. He said, “even a bag of rice would be encouraging.”
So, friends, we turn once again to you for any help you could spare. We are grateful for your recent generosity for the featured fundraiser for our school lunch program, Feed My Lambs. That fund is replenished and will be used to feed the school children for the rest of the year. We have now changed the featured fundraiser on our website to Emergency Food Relief. You can follow the link there to give a one time gift online, or you can send a check to our post office box and memo “food relief”. The food will be distributed to those most in need in town and also out in the outposts. We will wire the relief money in the next few days, and the church is already beginning to prepare in anticipation.
Thank you in advance for the good that will be accomplished in the Lord’s name. Keep our dear Haiti in your prayers and pray that peace continues in Fort Liberte.
Annette Crislip for the FFL and JBC boards
Generation Freedom is the adolescent resource ministry of Freedom in Christ Ministries USA. Generation Freedom focuses on resourcing ministry leaders, and providing youth and young adults with a Gospel-centered, identity based message of Truth and Hope in Jesus Christ empowering emerging generations to live free. Chris Campbell, Generation Freedom direction, has been a long-time friend and partner of FBC.
Life Choice is a Christ-centered ministry that empowers and equips those making pregnancy decisions through life-affirming options and hope. Fellowship Bible Church has long been partnered with Life Choice through monthly support and participation in fund raising efforts.
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations. Fellowship Bible Church regularly supports this ministry of Samaritan’s Purse through the packing of shoeboxes, program volunteers, and financial contributions.
Shepherd’s Corner Food Pantry is a needs based ministry providing food and essential items to needy individuals and families in Harrison County. Fellowship Bible Church supports Shepherd’s Corner though a monthly financial donation. Donations can be given at their Bridgeport location.
19 Pennsylvania Ave
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Young Life is a Gospel-centered, youth-based ministry that focuses on going where kids are and building personal relationships with them, providing fun, adventurous, life-changing experiences, and working in community alongside like-minded volunteers, organizations, and staff. Fellowship Bible Church supports Harrison County Young Life through a monthly financial donation.