First La Plata enjoys mission trip to Colorado
LA PLATA – First Baptist Church, La Plata, recently completed a successful mission trip to Naturita, Colo., with a group of 23 short-term missionaries participating in the Missouri Baptist/Colorado Baptist partnership.
Vacation Bible School began July 31 at Trinity Baptist Church, located in a community of 735 people located southwest of Grand Junction. A total of 26 students participated in the VBS with two children accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior.
The La Plata missionaries also helped give the local medical clinic a new look. The medical clinic, which offers 24-hour services to the rural area, now has a fresh coat of cream-colored paint covering the old dark brown stained wood siding.
Michael Stoker, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, said before the arrival of the mission team a fire broke out in the baptistery of the church. Blessedly, there is a lot of water in a baptistery, so the fire was put out.
The mission team returned home with a sense of awe in accordance with Jeremiah 33:3, which says, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”