Projects done by churches in Tennessee that received Mission Match® funds
Congregation in Tennessee sends team to Haiti to provide medical and dental services, operate a feeding ministry for children, and provide help at a girls’ orphanage. (click to open/close)
A Southern Baptist congregation in Tennessee received its first Mission Match Matching Contribution to send a team to Haiti, partnering with a Christian helping agency there.
According to their follow-up report, the team conducted five days of medical and dental clinics. They also operated a feeding ministry through which they provided hot meals to over 2,100 children in five days. Additionally, the team helped a local girls' orphanage by doing construction projects as well as assisting the orphanage workers to care for the children.
Fourteen of the 24 mission team members were on last year's trip. These returning members have been sponsoring children at the orphanage, maintaining an ongoing relationship with the children. This trip also inspired new mission team members to begin sponsorship relationships with children they met at the orphanage.
A team member stated being part of the mission trip helped to expand her understanding of what God is doing all around the world, rather than just in her own town.
A second team member said that her time in Haiti has caused her to fall in love with the Haitian people.
A third team member said that it was exciting to see what God is doing in Haiti and that she came home with a new sense of enthusiasm and motivation to be a more active church member.
"Mission trips change lives," said the pastor of this congregation.
June - July 2008
Congregation in Tennessee provides medical care in Tanzania (click to open/close)