Community of Hope Fundraiser
Community of Hope is collecting old phone books to recycle as a fundraising project from May 6 through June 25. Books can be dropped off at First Baptist Church, 305 South Perry Street, or at Community of Hope, 2403 East South Blvd. Call Lou Ann Raughton (235-2634) or Jan Rowe (399-9993) to arrange for pick up. Please invite your friends, family, church members and co-workers to participate.

Serving Christ Through Montgomery Area Churches • THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

MBA Conversational English School Celebrates Another Year
Lisa Rose | Church and Community Ministries

The fellowship hall at First Baptist Church filled with excitement Thursday morning, May 9th as students and teachers prepared for the Conversational English graduation ceremony! Tears and hugs abounded as friendships, built over the school year, now faced looming departure as some students will return to their countries. Over 200 students completed the year and many shared how teachers and fellow students influenced them by their kindness and love. Child care workers spent one last time with their “kids,” rejoicing at their accomplishments. One mother asked a worker if she would come work for her full time since she did such a great job with her special needs child. What a compliment! To God be the Glory! After graduation, van drivers drove students home and said goodbye to them until next year. As many students return to their home countries this summer, they carry the experience of knowing God’s love in very tangible ways. Pray seeds of love come to fruition in all the students! Volunteers gathered for an appreciation luncheon to celebrate the year, remember special times, and pray for their students. They look forward to next Fall when it all begins again!

Students with their Conversational English certificates

Would you like to be part of the exciting world of teaching Conversational English? A training for teachers will be held August 7-9th at the Montgomery Baptist Association office. (See announcement on this page). Childcare volunteers, vans, van drivers, and snacks for students are needed for next year. Contact Conversational English Director Susan West at or call 334-312-7057 for more information.
Conversational English Preschoolers and Childcare Workers

2013 MBA Conversational English Teacher Training
Montgomery Baptist Association | August 7-9, 2013
August 7—5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. August 8 & 9—9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Cost of training: $30 (includes teacher manual) Call 271-6794 for registration information or email

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