Macomb | University Baptist Church in Macomb was the first church to use a new 14-foot trailer Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief (IBDR) purchased from the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as a resource for Baptist churches in Illinois.
The 104-member church located near Western Illinois University used the trailer to take nearly a ton of food valued at $3,291 and 8,609 items of clothing to the Baptist Children’s Home in Carmi. The church estimated the entire project took 193.5 man hours to complete and was valued at $71,276. Pastor Rich Barnett says the church gathers goods and makes the trip each year.
The trailer is available for IBSA churches to borrow for mission trips or other needs. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Dwayne Doyle, Men’s Ministry and Missions Mobilization Director, at DwayneDoyle@IBSA.org or call (217) 391-3134.
IBDR also purchased a 20-foot trailer from NAMB which will be converted into a feeding unit based out of Marion.