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First Baptist Church Oxford, FL

Serving In Memphis, TN
September 3, 2022
Community: Downtown
Partner: Calvary Rescue Mission, Lake Grove Baptist Church, St. Vincent DePaul Food Mission
Staff: Hannah Jobe

The Team is Here!

by Hannah Jobe | September 3, 2022 9:51 PM

After several hours of travel, the team made it to Memphis! We had dinner together and went to Sam’s Club to prepare for our ministry tomorrow afternoon. Everyone is very tired but so, so excited for what the Lord is going to do this week!

Preachers Encouraging Preachers

by Ronda Baldwin | September 4, 2022 6:22 PM

Pastor Doug was extended the opportunity to preach and encourage our partner, Lake Grove Baptist Church, this morning. He shared an amazing gospel message that touched many in the congregation and was a blessing to Pastor Mickins as well.

Preachers Encouraging Preachers

Community Outreach

by Ronda Baldwin | September 4, 2022 6:25 PM

Our team and the Lake Grove family came together to provide a meal for the church and their neighborhood, including dozens of homeless persons whom the church family has embraced and loved for a long time.

It was a joy to see how obviously and intentionally these relationships have been built and to be a part of continuing and supporting the work of the local church in Memphis.

Community Outreach


by Hannah Jobe | September 4, 2022 11:02 PM

After an amazing day of worship and fellowship with our family at Lake Grove, we made our way to Mud Island. This view of Memphis was absolutely beautiful and we had such a sweet time enjoying it together!


We Walked The Mississippi!

by Hannah Jobe | September 4, 2022 11:07 PM

On Mud Island there is a 2,000 foot model of the Mississippi River. It walks you though each city and state that the river passes through. It’s crazy to think how big it really is! 
We Walked The Mississippi!

Blessing Bags

by Hannah Jobe | September 5, 2022 12:08 PM

Today we went through some parks and general areas around downtown Memphis and handed out blessing bags. By lunch time we only had 5 bags left! The crazy part? We were not originally planning to be in this area of Memphis! The Lord knew who needed the bags and He directed every step! He is so good!

Blessing Bags

Food for Body and Soul

by Ronda Baldwin | September 5, 2022 5:15 PM

We were able to provide lunch and a time of connection in a/c for several of those who received the blessing bags. These relationships are a beautiful gift!
Food for Body and Soul

Coming Back Matters

by Ronda Baldwin | September 5, 2022 5:17 PM

Several of the folks we connected with early in the day were in need of specific items that the team was able to find, like Depends, hair brushes, t-shirts, and bug spray. They were surprised that we cared enough to come back, especially to the area they hang out. They said most people only want to help if you're downtown. We told them about our church partner, Lake Grove, right around the corner from them, and encouraged them to go there for ongoing care.
Coming Back Matters

Joy in the Little Things

by Ronda Baldwin | September 7, 2022 8:03 AM

We helped prepare the hot lunches for the homeless guests at St. Vincent De Paul before handing them out. It was fun to see the background of the ministry.

Joy in the Little Things

Snack Bags

by Hannah Jobe | September 7, 2022 8:04 AM

On Tuesday we served alongside St. Vincent De Paul. They have an incredible ministry serving their community by serving food and sharing Jesus! Richard and Brenden were putting together orders of snacks and sandwiches. I think almost everyone chose a bag of cheese balls, haha!

Snack Bags

Bonus Bologna

by Ronda Baldwin | September 7, 2022 8:05 AM

Somebody donated meat to St. Vincent De Paul, so we made a hundred of the thickest bologna sandwiches as a bonus meal for the guests. They were eating good!
Bonus Bologna

A Tour of Calvary

by Ronda Baldwin | September 7, 2022 8:09 AM

We were blessed beyond measure to get a tour of Calvary Rescue Mission before our night of service. The story of its beginning and God's hand on its story was an abundant blessing to hear!
A Tour of Calvary

Mexican Lasagna, Oh My!

by Ronda Baldwin | September 7, 2022 8:11 AM

We had a great time making Mexican lasagna, refried beans, and fruit cocktail for the men at Calvary Rescue Mission...they loved it!
Mexican Lasagna, Oh My!

A Taste of Heaven

by Ronda Baldwin | September 7, 2022 8:13 AM

There's nothing like worshipping with friends in other places and from different backgrounds to remind us what Heaven is going to be like!
A Taste of Heaven

Powerful Preaching

by Hannah Jobe | September 7, 2022 8:24 AM

Brother Doug gave a powerful message last night at Calvary Rescue Mission. He reminded us to choose Christ’s way over the way of the world. It’s so powerful to stand together and hear the Word of God!

Powerful Preaching

See Ya Soon!

by Hannah Jobe | September 7, 2022 10:45 AM

We are so grateful for this incredible experience in Memphis this week! We can’t wait to take back what the Lord has shown us to our church and community! God has big plans and we are so blessed to be a small part of what He’s doing in Memphis, Tennessee! God’s not done using us in this awesome city! We can’t wait to see what the Lord does next! See ya real soon Memphis! 

See Ya Soon!

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