Our church is organizing a mission trip to Helena, Arkansas over Spring Break (March 21-24). I am hopeful that we’ll have a good response to this short term missions opportunity. We will offer support to CBF missionaries Ben and Leonara Newell, and they were featured in a recent Fellowship! magazine article. 

UHBC is partnering with the CBF and their Together for Hope rural poverty ministry. Beginning in 2001, the CBF has been working with community and church leaders in 20 of the nation’s poorest counties in order to encourage spiritual and economic transformation.

I encourage our church family to review the video and article in order to learn a little bit more about what the Newells are doing. Here is a link to some of the work that is going on there and one way we will be involved.

There is an informational meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 11th at 5:30pm in The Heights. We’ll go over some details of the trip then, and there is still time to make plans to go. Remember this is a churchwide mission trip, meaning anyone of any age can participate.