On January 27, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall, the women from First Baptist who had traveled to Deborah’s House in Tijuana, Mexico from November 2nd to the 9th shared their experiences in depth for the 50 women and men in attendance. There was a power point presentation showing the work that was accomplished in the week the group spent volunteering at Deborah’s House, a shelter for women and children in need of help. Diana Villanueva, Sherrie Moore, Nancy Estrada, and Judy DeRolf along with guests Paula each shared their personal experiences by moving from table to table one by one allowing all the attendees to hear the various experiences the women had.
Nancy Farquhar explained that the Mission Team of FBC was able to donate a scholarship toward the cost of each woman’s trip which was much appreciated. Janet Riehecky thanked everyone for the donated books and for the financial gifts toward the mailing fees for the new library at Deborah’s House.
Paula Holabaugh Steudler, from Pennsylvania, who was one of the volunteer leaders at Deborah House came to Elgin to help us with the program and stress how much Deborah House needs more volunteers to finish the new building. She is planning to go two more times this year to help with the volunteers who will go to Deborah House. Several people attending the program inquired about volunteering, so there will be a meeting to discuss the possibility of forming another group or two to go to Deborah’s House during the summer of 2018 on Sunday March 11th at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us if you are interested in hearing more about the trip or trips.
submitted by Judy DeRolf..