Welcome to Frazer’s weekly feature called the Breaking Good News! Here you’ll find how your tithing and service is touching and changing lives everyday through our ministries and programs.
Frazer’s retiring Director of Missions Butch McPherson, along with his successor Brandon Dasinger, Frazer Teaching Pastor Patrick Quinn and Missions Lay Leader Michael Gross recently returned from a trip to Haiti. They were overjoyed to see the progress on the Mission Village being built by Frazer and the Hands & Feet Ministry and new job opportunities for the Deaf community in Leveque. A major port will be built near the deaf community established by Frazer UMC after the devastating earthquake in 2010. This port is expected to bring 50,000 jobs!
During this recent visit our team had the privilege of attending a high school graduation at Mission of Hope, an orphanage supported by Frazer UMC. Worship, prayers, and inspiring speeches filled the air as 125 students received their diplomas. Macline Chery is the first orphan at Mission of Hope to graduate from high school—here are her dreams for her future:
“When I was 5, I came to Mission of Hope because my parents could not take care of me. When I came here, it was a huge blessing for me. I want to be a lawyer, because I want to help other orphans. When a child is in need, I feel like I am in need. When a child suffers, I feel like I suffer. I am going to be a great lawyer to help protect the children. Mission of Hope helped me by giving me a family, food, education and somewhere to live. I want to give that to other orphans in Haiti.”
Macline and the other students have been equipped academically over the last several years, and they’ve been challenged spiritually, many of them coming to know Christ while attending school. Please keep these amazing young men and women in your prayers as they begin a new chapter in their lives, that they may have favor with God and men as they seek to change a nation!
Frazer Faith Night with the Biscuits
Many Frazer family members headed out to Riverwalk Stadium recently for Family Faith Night! Faith Radio hosts this night of baseball, bringing in a Christian artist to perform before the baseball game. John Waller, with hit songs, Crazy Faith and Waiting, led the stadium in worship in the pre game concert. Frazer’s Senior Pastor Tim Thompson and Frazer’s Youth Minister Chase Faulk threw out the “first pitch”. It was an exciting night of baseball and fellowship!
Just a few days before Family Faith Night, Senior Pastor Tim Thompson was asked to do the opening prayer at the 2015 Southern League All Star Luncheon in downtown Montgomery. This is the first time the Southern League All Star game was played in the Capital City in 9 years. It gave folks in this area an opportunity to see the best of the best in Double-A-baseball. Former MLB manager Jimy Williams served as the guest speaker at the luncheon.
The Crave staff treated its volunteers to an appreciation luncheon Sunday, June 28 in the Crave room. More than 75 adult leaders volunteer their time to Frazer’s youth—teaching, mentoring, leading, organizing and above all loving and covering our students in prayer. Volunteers from Wednesday night Blitz; Life Groups; CRAVE Sunday morning small groups and Special events came together to spend time enjoying good food and fellowship. Kathy Boyd, better known as “Momma Daisy” in the CRAVE office said, “ CRAVE events could’t happen without our devoted volunteers who love God and teenagers! We love our CRAVE family!”
We are excited to welcome 11 New Members into the Frazer Family. Each of these new members completed the June New Member Connect Classes and say they’re excited about getting involved in community and serving at Frazer! Please stop by the New Member Welcome Reception August 30th from 10:30-11:00 to welcome this group and many others into the Frazer family!
This is just some of the Breaking Good News happening in our Frazer Family! Stay tuned for more details of how God is moving through Frazer UMC.