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//MISSIONS//

We are challenged daily to GEAUX and make disciples of all nations.  At First Zachary, we provide opportunities to serve in several areas around the United States and abroad.

Monthly Mission Focus

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Pick a card to help you invite people to come to church with you on Sundays. Maybe consider challenging yourself to hand out at least one card per week. Everyone needs Jesus like we do. GeauxFBCZ!

July Mission Focus

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Our South Texas mission trip last year provided 1,400 Christmas Stockings for children ages 3-12 years old. Our goal for this year is to fill 1,400 Christmas Stockings for children on both sides of the border. The local pastors pick up these stockings and distribute them to the children in their churches and in the area. For many of these children, this is their only Christmas gift. In each stocking kids find the story of Christ’s birth. Help us bless these children with your LifeGroup’s financial donation or assigned item donation (we need lots of each item).

Collection boxes will be in the Mission Center, Large Atrium, FLC.

Please bring items by Sunday, August 4

Coed 1 (Batarseh) - Small unicorn toy figurines


Coed 1B (Gould) - #2 Pencils (unsharpened), pencil top erasers, sharpeners


Coed 2 (Fannin) - Girls’ fingernail polish, lip gloss (party section @ Walmart)


Coed 3 (Willson) - Hot Wheels


Coed 4 (Horn) - Hot Wheels


Coed 5 (Boyd) - Girls’ small change purses (party section @ Walmart)


Coed 6 (Rabalais) - Small stuffed animals (Amazon, Oriental Trading)


Coed 7 (McElroy) - Small rubber balls (Amazon, Walmart)


Coed 8 (Gould/Smith) - Small calculators


Coed 9 (Mashaw) - Small notepads, stickers


Coed 10 (Simmons) - Boys’ small toys-action figures, Disney figures, dinosaurs, airplanes


Coed 11 (Baudouin) - Boys’ fidget toys, brain teasers


College (Richards) - Spin tops

Ladies (Dees-Dupuy) - Girls’ nail polish, lip gloss (party section @ Walmart)


Men (Peroyea) - Boys’ combs


Masters/Adult 1 (Barnes/Wagner) - Kleenex (purse/pocket size)


Adult 2 (Stagg) - Boys’ small toys-action figures, Disney figures, dinosaurs, airplanes


Adult 3 (Russell) - Jump ropes, stickers


Nursery, Younger Preschool - Small stuffed animals or dolls (Dollar Tree)


Older Preschool - Small stuffed animals or dolls (Dollar Tree)


Children & Special Blessings - 3 oz size Play-Doh (54¢ each @Walmart)


Students - 3 oz size Play-Doh (54¢ each @Walmart)


General Officers - Travel size shampoo & conditioner

Upcoming

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July 27 - August 2
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October 19-26
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Colvin Mission Fund

In honor of Dr. Les Colvin's many years of faithful service, we have developed this mission fund for mission trip scholarships. Contact us with questions.

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Local & State Mission Opportunities

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Point of Life Community Church

We support this sister church in Plaucheville, LA

Southern University BCM

Southern University Baptist Collegiate Ministry is a ministry of the LA Baptist Association.

LA Correctional Institute for Women

Women's Ministry Mission led by Muriel Leewright

WMU

Women's Missionary Union - we have three women's mission focused groups [Young Women On Mission, Women On Mission, Contemporary Women On Mission] who meet each month and help coordinate our church-wide mission emphasis' throughout the year.

Connect 1:27

Connect 1:27 Ministries is a Louisiana Foster/Adoption Ministry. They recruit and support foster families statewide. Connect 1:27 completes home studies for foster parent applicants; sponsors no-cost professional training for DCFS staff and foster parents; provides community activities for foster families; works with churches throughout LA to establish foster care support ministries for foster families in the church’s communities; offers free ministry kits to churches interested in establishing foster/adoption support ministries; hosts foster family fun days each fall.

Heritage Ranch

Heritage Ranch is a ministry organization that serves Louisiana communities by fortifying families and counseling them through crisis. They reach families where they are, providing the intervention they need to develop healthy family cultures. They do that through the provision of educational materials and events, outpatient coaching and counseling and intensive residential care.

Louisiana Baptist Convention [LBC]

LBC is a statewide association of over 1,600 Baptist churches connected through a common mission. These churches minister both separately and cooperatively to reach our common goal to help every person find help, hope and encouragement in the midst of a busy world.

La Baptist Disaster Relief

Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief is a Christ-centered partnership of national, state and associational ministries serving through the local church to bring help, healing and hope to individuals and communities affected by disaster.

LSU BCM

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at LSU is a ministry of the Louisiana Baptist Association. Throughout the year, First Baptist takes opportunities to feed and minister to the students of Louisiana State University through the BCM. We also partner with other SBC churches by praying for specific incoming freshmen during their first year.

Community Food Pantry

The Zachary community is supported financially and through food drives we hold during the year. They welcome volunteers who want to help out when they're open [Tuesdays].

LA Baptist Children's Home

LBCH is a home for children who are unable to live at their family home. They also provide counseling services in Monroe and Baton Rouge.

Caring to Love Ministries

Caring to Love Ministries is a pro-life ministry for expectant mothers who are in a crisis situation. Ministry, counseling, and preparation for birth are provided.
FBCZ supports this ministry through our annual "Bottles for Change" giving between Mother's Day and Father's Day each year, our "Save a Baby" emphasis, and periodic special hands-on assistance at the center.

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National Mission Opportunities

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South Texas Mission Efforts

Construction, Stockings, and Book Fair are just a few of the mission opportunities available with the annual South Texas Mission Trip. Our teams work throughout the year making Christmas stockings, collecting gently used books and building beds as they prepare to travel in the Fall of each year.

For more information about how you can be involved with this opportunity, contact:
Debbi Mashaw or call the church office (225) 654-2755

Mission: Dignity

Retired Southern Baptist ministers and their spouses who are now in financial need are supported through this ministry.
FBCZ gives monthly to this ministry through our connection with Guidestone.

Lincoln Baptist Church

We support this sister church in Lincoln, MT

Southern Baptist Convention

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a body of like-minded local churches cooperating together to reach the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. There are currently more than than fifty thousand Southern Baptist cooperating churches and church-type missions. Though as many as two hundred could be counted as “mega-churches,” the vast majority run less than two hundred in weekly worship. No two churches are alike; but there are certain commonalities that bind Southern Baptists together, regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, size, or location.

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Global Mission Opportunities

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Gideons International

FBCZ supports the Gideons who provide Bibles internationally.

Touch Ministries

We support Dr. Anna Perry Alexander who serves with Touch Ministries in India.

Cookie Project Honduras, Inc

Cookie Project was developed by Rinda Davis of Slaughter, LA after a trip to Honduras for a medical mission. In partnership with Dr Brenner of Pennsylvania, they developed a "super cookie" to help combat the rampant childhood malnutrition they found there.

Church contact: Denise Burdette [WOM, CWOM]

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is part of the mission and evangelism Samaritans Purse ministry of Dr. Franklin Graham. Shoeboxes of toys, toiletries, and basic needs are collected and send to children around the world. Each year we serve as a regional collection site. Volunteers are needed during collection week to help accept, pack, and load boxes before being sent to the distribution center.

Church Contact: Sandy Stromeyer

Byelorussian Mission

We support missions in Belarus and Ukraine via Byelorussian Mission.

Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International

With active missions in Central America, BMDMI is the para-church organization that we partner with when we do our medical mission trips.

Pure Water Pure Love

Pure Water Pure Love is a 3-fold mission: to supply missionaries with water filters, to provide the people they serve with wells that offer clean water and to supply mission teams with water filters for use on short term mission trips.

Church Contact: Denise Burdette [WOM/CWOM]

Respire Haiti

Respire Haiti was founded by Megan Boudreaux [Ethel, LA]. After a visit to Gressier as a young adult, God began working in her heart. When she returned to the US, He began to pull her heart back towards Gressier and its children. In December of 2010, God gave Megan a vision for this community and their children. With so many children not attending school and so many families struggling to provide for their kids, she moved to Gressier permanently in January of 2011 and began helping the children and people of Gressier.

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