Williams Baptist University students have been on mission this fall in Arkansas. In October, students served at the Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip in North Little Rock and also spent a weekend assisting New Faith Baptist Church in West Helena, Ark.
WBU sent 16 students to North Little Rock for the Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip. The event, which began in 2010, is hosted by the Arkansas State Baptist Convention. Each year Arkansas Baptists partner with local Baptist associations to spread the love of Christ through prayer walking, evangelism, children’s activities, block parties, home repairs/yard work, health/dental clinics, and much more. The students of WBU served through block parties and prayer walking.
Williams students also spent a weekend serving with a new church plant, New Faith Baptist Church, which began in April 2015 in West Helena, Ark. “It was a successful weekend. It gave the community the understanding that there are people who care about them,” said Izah Broadus, pastor of New Faith Baptist Church.
The Williams mission team hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which included door prizes, grilling hot dogs, and a time of worship and testimonies. “I think the basketball tournament was successful and could grow into something bigger each year. No one is doing anything like that in the community,” added Broadus.
The students also led worship during the Sunday morning church service.
“This trip was one of the best I have been on. I loved seeing our students getting out of their comfort zones and showing the love of Jesus. It was such a blessing to be able to worship with Pastor Izah and New Faith. We will definitely be going back,” said Hayes Howell, director of campus ministries at WBU.
Williams is a Christian, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark. It will formally become Williams Baptist University in July of 2018.