Sol-Pursuit lends a helping hand to Hannibal
Hannibal – “Sol is the Latin word for sun, for as the sun is the center of the solar system, Christ is the center of all things.” Shannon Reece, missions pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal, describes the meaning behind Sol-Pursuit, which is an outreach of Calvary in partnership with Hannibal-LaGrange College.
Forty-two kids and sponsors were in Hannibal July 9-14. They were here not only to learn more about missions through classroom sessions and worship services, but they also reached out to the community with six projects: kids camp, sports camp, art, drama, visits to nursing homes, and a landscape construction project.
Rich and Dawn Foster, missionaries with New Tribes Mission in Papua, New Guinea, led the classroom sessions, which they hoped would educate the kids that missions are not only important overseas, but locally as well. The churches involved in this project along with Calvary were Prince Avenue, Southside Baptist, Cornerstone, and Grace Covenant, all of Hannibal, as well as the First Baptist Churches of Shelbina and Sachse, Texas.
“Sol-Pursuit is great because it brings global missions and local missions together. I’ve really enjoyed it for my students, “ says Brandon Dyer, youth pastor of First Baptist Church, Sachse.