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Mission Monday

For the Fences

Putting on a brand new uniform for the first game of the season, trying on gear like helmets and baseball gloves, seeing the field for the first time from a dugout box rather than the stands.  These are details most children take for granted as they focus more on what position they are playing or what team…

Beyond Connecting

The mission we would like to recognize this week is the mission of community service through our connect groups.  Some people may think being in a connect group is just a time to connect with others and not do life alone, but most Journey Connect Groups take that a step further and pool their resources…

Finding a Home

There are several ways to define what a home is, but I think my favorite is ‘the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.  This definition shows that home is more than a building or a place where you reside, it is a place that you are attached to by positive emotion.   When…

A Second Chance

This is the smile of a girl who has been given a second chance at life.  A smile filled wit hope, love, and joy.  Just a year before this picture was taken, this young girl had very little hope.  She was in severe pain and here chances of survival were slim.  And then our medical…

The Russ Buss

Most people in Pope, Johnson, and Logan counties have heard of the homeless ministry of The Russ Bus, but they may not know how near and dear it is to the hearts of everyone at Russellville Journey Church! Community members know that if they see anyone sleeping on the street, or women with children sleeping in…

Dardanelle Backpack Program

In the Dardanelle School District, 72% of students are at or below the poverty line (2016 ESEA District Report). When a child is only guaranteed access to food during the school day, it drastically limits their ability to learn and function normally. Established in 2013 by the First Baptist Church in Dardanelle, the Dardanelle Backpack Program…

The Wood Bank

As the saying goes, “If you don’t like Arkansas weather today, just wait. It will probably change tomorrow.” In the same way, you might be able to get by without heat today, but you’ll surely need it tomorrow! Winter can be a very difficult time for people who need help getting firewood due to lack…

An Unexpected Family

When you think about an orphanage, ‘family’ is probably not the first word that comes to mind.  However, at the Shadow of His Wings Orphanage in Guatemala, family is exactly what you will find.  While a handful of kids have siblings with them, most of these kids are on their own.  There are many reasons…