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May 27, 2013

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Thank You First Baptist Church Tangerine and Trinity Baptist Mission Team!

Over the years, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville has welcomed with open arms church groups and mission teams who have given of their time, energy, and talents to volunteer on the campus. One such group arrived this past week from the First Baptist Church of Tangerine, Tangerine, Fla., and Trinity Baptist Church, Apopka, Fla. They spent hours painting, cleaning, and cutting tree limbs to prepare the campus for next semester and keep our students safe.

BCF Trustee Dianne Lovett coordinated the group of thirteen bringing warm smiles and eager hearts to the campus providing resources and labor needed for several projects. A couple of the members of the group were very familiar with BCF and already had deep-seated connections. One individual in particular, Ms. Fran Carlton, actually served on the selection committee/board that was responsible for securing Thomas A. Kinchen as President of The Baptist College of Florida 24 years ago.

The mission team spent long hours working each day grabbing a little rest in the evenings in one of the women's residence halls. For Wednesday night prayer meeting, Kinchen led the group in a time of prayer and devotion and was able to share his heart and vision for what God has done and continues to do on the BCF campus and through His people. According to Kinchen, the challenges are great, but the resources saved by the mission teams and volunteer groups working on campus allow BCF to channel more resources into student scholarships and sending students around the world on missions.

The volunteers from the two churches included: Sharon and Alec Colley, Thurlene and Marion Radford, Quennell and John Dwelley, Norman Nottingham, Tom Rychlock, Kim Dunn, Herb Blitch, Margie Wood, Fran Carlton, and Dianne Lovett. BCF's registered trademark, "Change the World Through the Unchanging Word®" was truly exemplified this week as these servant workers served God by serving BCF.

For more information about mission opportunities at The Baptist College of Florida, please contact 800-328-2660 ext. 460.

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BCF Trustee Dianne Lovett and Ms. Fran Carlton.