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June 17, 2011

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The FBC Orlando Mission Team

For eleven years, First Baptist Church (FBC) of Orlando's Global Mission Team has given precious time, energy and resources on mission at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, Florida. This year, the mission team, coordinated by Jim Worthan and his wife Pat, arrived on campus the third week of June with willing hearts ready to work and lend a helping hand.

The seventy-three member team provided manual labor around the campus in addition to the prayer support for what God continues to do in the lives of the students attending BCF. For years, the volunteers have worked tirelessly on projects around the campus laboring long hours in the sweltering summer heat. Many of the team members speak of Graceville as their "adopted summer home" as they return each year investing their time and skills in improving the facilities and landscape.

Members of the Global Mission Team recognize the value of an institution that trains men and women for areas of Christian service and ministry, which is why they repeatedly devote their time and money into helping maintain its physical premises. When asked, Wortham humbly acknowledges that working on the BCF campus allows the school to focus and channel more resources on student scholarships and obtaining faculty members that are training the next generation to spread the Gospel.

The visiting mission team made visible impacts all over campus this year as they worked hundreds of man-hours sprucing up the grounds, trimming bushes, painting, and maintaining the academic beauty of the campus. They also filled a tremendous need in restoring and preparing the new classroom complex located in Heritage Village.

The actions and dedication of the missionaries from Orlando serve as a clear indicator of their love for God and Kingdom work. They make the five and a half hour journey to Graceville each year and sleep in the dorms each night after prayer time and devotions. They are a welcome sight and joy to the staff and administration at BCF. It is because of their vision, their dedication, and unending passion for people and service that keeps this group of volunteer construction workers, electricians, teachers, Sunday school workers, praise leaders, moms, dads, grandparents, and young people, returning to their summer home.

For more information about mission opportunities at The Baptist College of Florida, please contact 800-328-2660 ext. 460.