Belize Missions Trip Update

A Safe Arrival in Belize

Our team has safely arrived! After a bus ride from the church in Sanford, minimal wait times at the airports in Orlando and Miami, two plane rides, a customs check, and an “interesting” van ride to Belmopan, Belize (they’ll have to explain this on testimony night), our team has arrived. It was smooth traveling, and everyone’s baggage arrived, too.

The Work Goes On

As you can see from the picture gallery below, the work is in progress. Our team is putting on the roof of the church building. We previously paid for the block walls and had them laid so that they would be set and ready for our arrival. We’re also putting in a bathroom for the church. While to us it may simply look like an out house, to the people of the community it may be the nicest bathroom around. On the worksite, everyone has found a job, and they’re excitedly working. The conditions are rough with temperatures up near 100 degrees, but we are pleased to know that our work matters. The name and fame of the Lord will be increased because of this church building, and more Belzeans will come to know the Lord because of it. We are blessed to be partners with our fellow believers in Belize!

Keep Praying

Things are going smoothly right now, but the team would greatly appreciate your prayers. Please keep praying for the safety and success of the trip.

A Picture Gallery

Here are a few pictures that we’ve received so far from Belize:

April 11, 2013 in Blog, Missions by

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$5 Faith Launch Initiative

Introducing… The $5 Faith Launch Initiative

$5 Faith Launch InitiativeEvery one of us has seen the “$5 Foot Long” commercial that Subway has used so effectively to promote their sub sandwiches.  Well, we are going to take a page out of their playbook to challenge all of the Christ Followers in our church to experience a “$5 Faith Launch” for the coming year to advance our mission work around the world.  Everyone in our church can be a part of this new faith adventure, and everyone should be a part.

For years, we have simply told our people to pray and ask God how much they should give to send the Gospel message to the many people across the globe who have never heard of Jesus Christ and His salvation.  This year, we are banding together with one heart and one goal, and that goal is for every believer in our fellowship to launch out by faith and give $5.00 more every week to missions than they gave last year.

There are some new Christ Followers in our church who would say, “But I haven’t been giving anything to missions.”  That’s ok!  Now, is the time to start giving, and all we are asking you to give is $5.00 per week to get the Gospel to the unreached people groups of the world.  Most Americans waste more than $5.00 every week on cokes, candy, coffee, cookies, and chips.  We all do it!  Even here in Sanford, FL. Let’s sacrifice a little of our physical “wants” so that we can help meet the spiritual “needs” of the world’s poorest people.

Others of you in our church have been giving to missions for years, and you are giving quite a substantial amount at this time.  We are challenging you once again to step out by faith and trust God just a little bit more than you did last year.  We realize that it has been a sacrifice for you to increase your missions giving these last few years as we have all endured this economic crisis together.  But God has been faithful, and He has not rescinded the Great Commission.  So let’s dig a little deeper, tighten our belts, and spearhead the “$5.00 Faith Launch” for the newer believers in our church.

We encourage you to participate in every event that is offered during this Missions Emphasis Weekend.  You will want to be a part of every activity and get to know the Taylor Family personally.

For the Sake of the Call,

The Pastoral Team

Missions Emphasis Weekend Schedule

o Friday @ 6:45pm: International Dinner 
       Everyone should bring a foreign food to share.
o Saturday @ 12:00pm: Ladies’ Luncheon (At Patio Grill in Sanford)
o Saturday @ 6:00pm: Men’s BBQ (At Carlos Duncan’s Home, 2432 Mellonville Ave, Sanford)
       Men should bring sides and drinks.
o Sunday @ 12:30pm: BBQ & Baptism (At the Adcox’s Home, 2845 Pine Way, Sanford)
       Everyone should bring sides and drinks.


March 19, 2013 in Blog, Church Events, Missions by

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Missions Emphasis Weekend 2013

Featuring Jonathan & Lexi Taylor, missionaries to Ecuador

Jonathan & Lexi TaylorIt is our wonderful privilege to host the Taylor Family, missionaries to Ecuador, during our Missions Emphasis Weekend. The Taylors are on deputation raising support to go as TEAM missionaries of the Baptist Bible Fellowship. For the second year in a row, we will be partnering with an MK, that is a missionary’s kid, as Lexi Taylor is the daughter of Tony and Joy Anzalone, veteran missionaries to Ecuador. Jonathan and Lexi will be taking their children Adrienne (2 ½ yrs. old) and Crosby (3 mos. old) to South America to make disciples, train nationals, & plant churches.

It is our desire to add them to our missionary family this Sunday by supporting them financially on a monthly basis. But, in order to do that, we must have the participation of every member of our church family. Really, it is a matter of increasing our faith. If our faith in God and His ability to supply our needs is increased, then our giving to reach those who are not yet Christ Followers around the world will be increased as well. Please plan to be a part of every special event this weekend so that you can get to know this sweet, young couple who has “abandoned it all for the sake of the call”!

Be A Part of the Missions Emphasis Weekend Activities:

o Friday @ 6:45pm: International Dinner
       Everyone should bring a foreign food to share.
o Saturday @ 12:00pm: Ladies’ Luncheon (At Patio Grill in Sanford)
o Saturday @6:00pm: Men’s BBQ (At Carlos Duncan’s Home, 2432 Mellonville Ave, Sanford)
       Men should bring sides and drinks.
o Sunday @ 12:30pm: BBQ & Baptism (At the Adcox’s Home, 2845 Pine Way, Sanford)
       Everyone should bring sides and drinks.

March 17, 2013 in Blog, Church Events, Missions by

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2012 Missions Emphasis Weekend

Missions Emphasis Weekend is March 30-April 1

We invite you to take part in this year’s Missions Emphasis Weekend. It’s this coming week! Our special missionary guest for the weekend is Nathan Foltz, missionary to Tanzania. Here are some of the events that we encourage you to be a part of during the weekend:

– International Dinner 6:45pm on Friday Night (March 30)
        Pick an international region and bring an international food to share.

  • Bill Simpson’s Class – Asia
  • Dave Schnelle’s & Nick Williams’ Class – Africa
  • Youth Group & Don Ador – USA
  • Don Bodin’s Class & Carlos Duncan’s Class – Australia
  • Jane Unsworth’s Group – Central & South America
  • Victoria Lemois’ Group – Caribbean
  • Teresa Hansen’s Group – Europe

– Ladies Luncheon (Patio Grill) 11:30am on Saturday (March 31)

– Men’s BBQ (Shane Stewart’s House) 5:00pm on Saturday (March 31)
This will be held at 250 Art Lane, Sanford, FL 32773
The church will provide the meant. Men should bring sides & drinks.

– Faith Promise Commitment Sunday Sunday Morning (April 1)

March 23, 2012 in Blog, Church Events, Missions by

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Thank You to Our Friends in Sanford

Dear Friends at Palmetto Avenue Baptist Church,

Thank you so much for your warm welcome when we visited Sanford last month. We so enjoyed the breakfast fellowship and the opportunity to chat with some of you. You have been such a large part of our lives and ministries for so long, and it was like coming home to spend a little time with you.

Thank you also for the lunch with some of you after church. It was nice to get to meet some more of the Palmetto Church Family! We especially enjoyed getting to visit with the Pastor’s grandson! What a charmer.

Thank you for the generous live offering. We are so grateful. Most of all, thank you for your faithful support and prayers these many long years. We are encouraged to have you behind us as wel continue to work out God’s calling in our lives. Pray with us about South Sudan and that God will lead us concerning His will for us and a ministry there. We are looking forward to taking a trip there in August or September.

We trust that God will continue to bless and enable you as you reach out, not only to your area but to the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We count it a privilege to be part of your ministry. We will look forward to seeing some of you in Africa again soon!

In His Great Grace,
Ron & Christine Enoch
Your Missionaries in Africa

July 26, 2011 in Blog, Missions by

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Church At The GYM (Modern Worship Service)

Sunday: 10:00 am

Sunday School

Sunday: 10:00 am

Morning Worship

Sunday: 11:00 am

2626 S Palmetto Avenue
Sanford, FL 32773