ABOUT MISSION TRIPS
The Buford congregation supports many mission efforts. Part of that support is sending members into the Mission fields to support the work in that part of the world. The elders, along with the deacons that oversee these efforts, plan the mission trips and support those that go. Contact one of our Missions leadership to get involved. Prayers for our mission teams is also appreciated.
Southern Africa BIBLE COLLEGE (SABC) MISSION TRIP
March 2018 – One of our elders, Todd Newman, represented the Buford congregation on an evaluation trip to Southern Africa Bible College (SABC), March 15 – 25, 2018. He joined a small group of men from 4 other congregations. As many might know, Buford has been supporting SABC and Jerry Hogg, an instructor, lectureship coordinator and dorm parent at SABC, since 2007. The last representatives from Buford to visit SABC were James and James IV Howard back in 2009 as part of a multi-African country trip to visit 3 areas of work. During this trip they enjoyed working with the current students, attending classes at the school, living in the dorms, and visiting SABC graduates working in multiple congregations in and around Johannesburg/Cape Town. View SABC Mission Trip Update
PERU MISSION TRIP
June 2018 – The Buford congregation has long been invested in the support of our brethren in Central America. On June 8, nine members of our church family departed to join a group of Christians working with Latin American Missions to provide medical and spiritual care in the area of Nauta, Peru. Through meeting the medical needs of the people of Nauta, doors will be opened to assist with their most pressing need – a relationship with our Creator. Please pray for the people of Nauta and the surrounding area, for Latin American Missions who is overseeing this evangelistic effort, and for our nine brethren who are devoted to taking the good news “into all the world”. Those participating in this effort are: Scott Sitton, Kim Sitton, Amber Sitton, Greg Hunsinger, Monica Whitesides, Hallie Whitesides, Jennifer Fancher, John Owens, and Emmaline Maugeri.
SCOTLAND MISSION TRIP
July 2018 – The campaign will take place in Perth, Scotland the first week of July. The Perth congregation continues to grow in small numbers since the November 2014 start, and the youth club is now up to 30 weekly. The preacher is Scott Tominey, who we support as a missionary, is currently completing his Preaching School studies in the ACT program. The Perth campaign will consist of devotionals, morning Bible coffee shop studies, surveying and inviting youth/families to HBC (Holiday Bible Class) and gospel meetings in the city centre, conducting afternoon HBC sessions (Mon -Thu) and Youth Club activities in the late afternoon and a gospel meeting in the evening. We will work side-by-side with members from the Cumbernauld and Perth congregations who support Scott. Please pray for this effort and team of youth/adults.
NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP
September 2018 – The church at Buford has long been invested in the work of the Lord in Nicaragua, specifically in the town of Leon. Last year, Reynaldo Dominguez and his family began working with the congregation there. Through the efforts of Reynaldo and the congregation, the church has grown both spiritually and numerically. There were plans to make two focused trips this year to support the work of the brethren at Azarias. Unfortunately, the first of those trips has been delayed due to political unrest in the country of Nicaragua. The second trip is tentatively planned for September. Please be mindful of the church at Azarias and for their country during this difficult time. Pray for peace so that the people there can feel safe and secure and so that our ability to return to encourage and edify our brethren can come to fruition.