Monday, May 5, 2014

First Fruit Farms

Each year, our teams serve together for a day with one of the local nonprofit organizations in our area. This allows the team to bond together, learn more about the needs of our own community, and support a cause central to our Baltimore brothers and sisters. Teams always find this to be a fun and formative experience, in preparation for our time serving with our Nigerian partners.

This year, our team served with First Fruit Farms, a local nonprofit ministry dedicated to growing fresh vegetables and fruit to help feed the hungry of Baltimore. The farm, now stretching over 100 acres of rich farmland, relies on volunteers each year to provide 1.4 million pounds of fresh produce annually to Maryland food banks. Our team had a great day, paint the farm's cattle fence with a preservative tar coating and preparing the farm for this summer's harvest.

NATIVITY:NIGERIA Serving at First Fruit Farms

Painting First Fruit's Cattle Fence

N:N Local Service Day

Megan & Katy
Kelsey & Jess

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 Missions Kickoff Meeting

Church of the Nativity kicked off its Summer 2014 mission programs last night. It was a fantastic night, filled with worship, prayer, and preparation. The teams all enjoyed the chance to get to know one another, to engage in vision casting for the mission, and to celebrate the beginning of this new experience. Nativity is excited to be sending over thirty missionaries this year to Kawira, Kenya; Labrande, Haiti; Abuja, Nigeria; and Jos, Nigeria.

This marks the eight year of Nativity's partnership with both Faith Alive Hospital in Jos, Nigeria and Anawim Home Orphanage in Abuja, Nigeria. Our teams will spend the next three month preparing for their trip to Nigeria and growing as a team.

Stay tuned to the blog here and the Nativity Missions Facebook page for the latest information regarding this summer's exciting mission trips.

Brian Crook (Church of the Nativity's Director of Missions)
2014 Mission Teams Kickoff

2014 Mission Teams Kickoff - Worship