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Haiti 2015 Ministry Team…..

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The 2015 Haiti Team has been hard at work.  The members of First Metropolitan and Bethany have spent the past two days building 2 of the 4 houses scheduled for construction.  Featured in the posted pictures are the members of the team not only speaking forth the love of Christ, but doing the work of Christ, showing His love to their by building a home to meet their needs.

Missionary Vaughn and Francois sifting cement
Missionary Vaughn and Francois sifting cement

One of the quiet story lines is the Francois and Vaughn family.  They represent 3 generations of missionaries, all serving God on the Haiti 2015 trip.  Seen in the photo, is Grandson Nehemiah Francois serving with grandmother Missionary Bertha Vaughn (Not pictured is Mission Ministry Lead/mother Lynette Francois).  Missionary Vaughn, a member of Bethany Baptist, is a seasoned missionary, spending 2 plus years living in Africa.

Missionary Vaughn & Francois in front of 1 of 4 homes being built
Missionary Vaughn & Francois in front of 1 of 4 homes being built
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Missionary Bundy in Vacation Bible School

A former educator and administrator from Prairie View A & M and Texas Southern University, she left the halls of academia, and made her home an indigenous hut that placed her close to the harvest field.  Her labor of love and dedication has impacted the following generations.  Her daughter now leading the Missions Ministry at First Met, and her grandson a missionary as a youth.

The mission team took a moment from building homes to build the people of Haiti.  On schedule, Vacation Bible School!  Planned were fun lessons and projects that would help the children get a better understanding of who God is, and how much God loves them.  Featured in the pictures is one to the many entertaining projects that provided both the message of Love but a functional piece; The Sun Visor of Love.

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Pastor O working Vacation Bible School in Haiti

The students were all excited to make the visors and were entertained by the vibrant colors and the exuberant Spirit of the missionaries, who were eager to bring some joy to the life of those they touched for Christ.  Missionary Kelly Bundy enjoyed sharing the gift of Christ and creativity with the kids.  On each hat was featured the words “Jezi (heart symbol) Ayiti” whtich means Jesus Loves Haiti.

Let There Be Snow!

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snowmasterThe 2013 date for “It’s Snowing on the Beltway” is December 21st, from 2pm to 5pm.  This fun event, a vision of Lady O, Executive Pastor of First Met, is a joint venture from The You Belong Food Pantry, Adopt-a-Family and the Young Adult Ministry of First Met.

Bring your family out to thousands of pounds of snow, which will be delivered to the beltway and placed on our Infant Development Center playground.  Kids ranging from toddlers to 12 years of age can enjoy making snow men, snow angels and the fun of making snow balls.

An appearance from Santa himself has been solidified, so your youth can have a special photo opportunity as well as a chance to share Christmas wishes and desires.  SnowBelt4

In addition to Santa, families will be able to meet Senior Pastor of First Met, Dr. John Ogletree, Jr, a Trustee on the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Board and Executive Pastor Dr. Evelyn Ogletree, a college professor at Lonestar College.

You can receive a notification about “It’s Snowing on The Beltway” and other events by following us on Twitter @FirstMetChurch or on Instagram at 1stMetChurch.  Our website and Facebook are also great sources of information.  See you December 21st from 2pm to 5pm.SnowBelt7