We want to provide all people an opportunity to hear, understand, and respond to the gospel in their own cultural context. We have embraced the Acts 1:8 challenge to be Christ's witnesses throughout the world.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will by my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8 (HCSB)
Two of the local ministries that Brookwood partners with in the Shreveport/Bossier area are The HUB and Purchased. Click here for some highlights from 2012.
LOCAL AREA MISSIONSBrookwood partners with several community ministries to help them serve the community better. We provide ministry needs such as cleaning supplies, canned foods, first aid suplies, linens, clothing, etc. Please continue to give and encourage others to give. You can find detailed donation requests by downloading our Ministry Partner Needs Brochure.
The Hub is in major need of nonperishable food and hygiene items. If you would like to partner with The Hub by donating these items, please drop them off from 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday at The Lovewell Center at 605 Cotton Street.
If you want to get involved at The Lovewell Center, their hours are from noon to 5:00pm Tuesday through Thursday. Volunteers get involved by helping pass out resources, running the laundry, serving food, sorting and organizing, and spending time with those who come to The Lovewell. Let The Hub know if you or your family or group would like to get involved in The Lovewell Center by emailing them at The Hub or calling (318) 200-0517 or if you have any questions regarding donations or drop off times.
The Hub’s Lovewell Kids weekly event needs leaders.
The Lovewell Center needs leaders to help facilitate and teach classes for the homeless.
LOUISIANA MISSIONSLouisiana Baptist Builders Needs Your Help!
Projects across the state are in need of volunteers, in the spirit of Acts 1:8, consider volunteering with Louisiana Baptist Builders. For information on volunteering email Jeff Woodrich, mission builder strategist, or call (225) 975-0848. Information on Louisiana Baptist Builders can be found at www.LBC.org/BaptistBuilders. New videos are posted, as well as an updated project list, please pray how you can be involved!
Louisiana Baptist Children's Home
Louisianma Baptist Children's Home provides love and support for children without homes. Brookwood participates in the home's yearly food drive in September. We collect commercially canned or processed foods, dry goods, paper goods, toiletry items, and cleaning supplies during September for the Fall Food Roundup. Contibutions can be dropped off at the church Information Center at that time. Mark the contributions "FFR".
NATIONAL MISSIONSWe support the North American Mission Board through our Global Missions Offering.
Brookwood works with IMB missionaries in Cambodia and has taken several trips to do surgeries in Phnom Penh; and medical clinics and veterinarian work in several muslim villages. The missionary we work with is presently translating the Bible into the Cham language and discipling in the villages where new churches have started. He will not be hosting groups for at least a couple of years. Pray that he will be able to translate the scriptures clearly during this endeavor.
Brookwood works in Ethiopia to meet needs in cooperation with our workers on the ground there. Call Donny, Missions/Influence Minister, at the church for more information.
Honduras Mission Trip [Evangelism, Bible Clubs]
Trip Dates: July 14-July 20
Trip Leader: Donny Lee
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras and Villages outside of Tegucigalpa
Level 1 Starter: Travel by school bus and vehicles to ministry locations. Stay in mission house with 3 bathrooms/showers; extra wide bunk beds; living room with wi-fi, TV, and ping pong table; very nice dining area; no AC, fans only. Meals cooked for us by Ignite mission staff and eat in some restaurants. Ministry is done in churches, schools, and outdoors.
Brookwood works with Sam and Peggy Feazel of Ignite Missions in Honduras to provide volunteers, supplies, and financial support to minister to the people of Honduras. In July 2012 we had three teams- a Kid’s Bible Club team, a Women’s Retreat team, and an Eye Glass Clinic team. The Kid’s Bible Club team went to the two villages each day. In the morning they went to the village of Trojes and the afternoon to the village of Corillitos. We did music, Bible story, crafts, recreation, and illusions with them each day. The Kid’s team had 41 kids pray to receive Christ. The Women’s Retreat team worked at the church in Corillitos each day teaching on the Fruit of the Spirit. The retreat was a great blessing to the women of three villages who attended. They never get the special treatment and encouragement through God’s word the way they did during this special week in their lives. Several of them said that this was the best week in their lives. All but one of the women were Christians and 48 of them made rededications of their lives to Christ. Their was one that gave her life to Christ for the first time. The Eye Clinic was held in four different villages and each person that came through was counseled by one of Ignite Mission’s team pastors. Many people were fitted with glasses and are now able to read. Their were 13 people who received Christ as their Savior through this great ministry. We thank all of those who helped send us, provide materials for ministry and who prayed for us along the way. During the week there was a total of 55 salvations and 48 rededications. God truly blessed.
Trip Dates: June 28-July 5
In-Town Group Level 1 Starter: Travel by bus and vehicles to ministry locations. Stay in apartments with bathrooms/showers and bunk beds. No AC, only fans. Meals cooked by the MITC staff. No hiking or camping. Ministry is done in churches or houses.
Outback Group Level 2 Physical Active: Travel by bus and vehicles to ministry locations. Stay in churches on concrete floors with a pad, sleeping bag, and mosquito net or tent. Also, stay in some homes on beds at times. No AC, only fans. Sometimes hiking involved. Meals cooked by families in the villages. Bathing can be in a shower, by bucket or in a river. Bathrooms can be indoor or an outhouse. Ministry is done in churches or houses.
In the Summer of 2012 the number of short-term missionaries that traveled to Mexico was 14: 7 Brookwood members, 2 Woodridge members, 2 from Kansas, 2 from Tyler, and 1 from Greenwood. The MITC Team had 7 people and the Outback Team had 7 people. The MITC team went out from Cordoba each day to 5 different villages and saw around 700 to 800 people in their medical clinics for the week. The Outback Team went to four villages and saw around 400 people for the week in their medical clinics. While we did the clinics, the MITC students and pastors of churches preached and shared the gospel one on one with those who were waiting to see the doctors. Donny also shared the gospel with the kids through the use of balloon sculptures, juggling and illusions. The doctors and those working in the clinics were able to pray with many of the patients who came in with physical needs; but who also had spiritual needs. It was a wonderful sight to see doctors, interpreters, and other team members kneeling with a patient or a family and praying for their needs. The pastors were so grateful that someone would come to their village to help them reach people for Christ by meeting physical needs. It opened doors for them with people in their villages that may have taken years to open otherwise.
There will be informational meetings on these trips for those who may be interested. Save the trip dates on your calendar now and begin praying and asking God what He wants you to do in 2014.
How Do I Get A Passport?
Everyone who plans to go on an international mission trip must have a U.S. passport. It takes a few weeks to receive your passport after making application for one; therefore, it is advantageous for anyone who plans to travel out of the U.S. in the future to go ahead an apply for a passport. A passport is good for 5 years if you are 17 years of age or younger, and for those 18 years of age or older it is good for 10 years. Click here to find all the information you need on how to apply for a new passport or reapply for one.
Donations for Mission Trips
We collect various items for the mission trips that we do here at Brookwood. Bring your donations to the Brookwood Influence Center and mark them "MT" so that we will know they are for our mission trips. Needed items are listed below:
- Toothpaste (travel size)
- Fuzzy Sticks (pipe cleaners)
- Small Stuffed Animals
- Kid's Meal-Size Toys
- Soccer Balls
- Ball Pumps & Needles
- Playground Balls (All Sizes)
- Money for Eye Glasses, Medicines, Tracts, & Bibles