Partners in God’s Work

by Rich Keffer Vision trips by First Free St. Louis to the Middle East in 2008 and 2009 led the MENA (Middle East North Africa) team to focus ministry efforts on partnering with the Evangelical Free Church in Beirut, Lebanon. Beginning in 2011, First Free has sent a summer team each year to partner with them in their summer youth and children’s camps and in outreach activities emphasizing Vacation Bible Schools and ESL programs in unreached communities in and

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First Free English as a Second Language

by Laura Calys First Free closed a great year of English language learning in April. Thanks to the new electronic sign on the corner of the property, God brought over sixty new students to the program. Though some of them came only a few times, we were able to meet them with a warm handshake of hospitality.    One of the high values in this ministry is to offer a community of people who lovingly accept each other regardless

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Summer Outreach Events Schedule

We’ve got a treasure trove of rich fellowship in store for First Free this summer!   Please RSVP to Cathy (cnelson@efree.org) if you plan to attend any of the following events or if you’d like more information. June 10: Rick and Donna Burke commissioning with a reception to follow (12:15 pm in Room 110) June 24: Ann B meet & greet (12:15 pm in Room 110) July 8: Meet & greet with our Middle East-North Africa (MENA) team and Beirut, Lebanon partners (12:15 pm

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Community Ministry Efforts

Through the years, Outreach Ministries has made a concerted effort to find ways to meet the real needs of our community. God has blessed by bringing us into the right relationships to ask the kind of questions that go deeper than simply what we perceive as needs. This being said, God has provided mission efforts where we can meet ongoing needs. What a great way to develop relationships and build unity with your Sunday Adult Connection, small groups, families

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Missionaries Home

A family from Nepal will be home from June 5 to October 8. Phone: 977.9803362721. LP leaves on June 10. Phone: 314.814.0173. Jodi & Donnie B will be home from June 15 to September 15, with a trip to New England from July 12 – August 20. Phone: 314.799.5877. Ann B will be home from June 20 – July 10. Phone: 512.925.7971. K&S R will be home June 12 – August 11. Aaron & Delaina Spence will be home from October

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Points of Interest

Missionary Car Need: One of our missionaries will be in the area for three weeks (June 20 – July 10) and would appreciate the loan of a car. Contact Cathy (cnelson@efree.org) if you can help. August Mission Community Lunch: The August lunch is generally set aside to hear from the short term teams deployed throughout the summer. In addition to hearing from the Ironton and Dresden teams, we will also get to hear from missionaries D&C G who serve in Southeast

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Prayer for Missions and Missionaries

Pray for the search for a Mobilization Pastor/Director to lead Outreach. A Pastor Search Team is being formed by the Elders. Pray for wisdom and strength for Laura and Cathy as they coordinate the Outreach Department. Pray for good deputation for workers on furlough this summer and fresh support for those requiring it. Pray for final support to be provided for a family leaving for the field in late June. Pray for final support to be provided for the

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You Can Change

by John Richardson Have you ever wanted to change something in your life and wish you could just find a roadmap to get to that new place? In his book, You Can Change, Tim Chester provides just such a roadmap. Whether the change is in your attitude, situation, relationships, or spiritual life, Chester builds a framework that you can follow on your own, with another person or in a group. The journey begins by identifying a “change project.” In

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A Summer Twist on the Mission Community Lunch

by Laura Calys From time to time, it’s good to shake it up a bit. Life is easier and more predictable when we have routine and traditions, but sometimes God shows His sense of humor by watching us make our plans then tells us to do things differently. Summer usually brings a flurry of missionaries home for a season, and this summer is no different. But one thing that we (the Outreach Staff) noticed when planning this summer is that

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Community Ministry Efforts

Through the years, Outreach Ministries has made a concerted effort to find ways to meet the real needs of our community. God has blessed by bringing us into the right relationships to ask the kind of questions that go deeper than simply what we perceive as needs. This being said, God has provided mission efforts where we can meet ongoing needs. What a great way to develop relationships and build unity with your Sunday Adult Connection, small groups, families

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