Cordova church hosting ‘Mission Week’
by Jennifer Cohron
Jul 11, 2013 | 1877 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of Cordova First Baptist Church and Holmes Baptist Association of Florida worship together Wednesday night. Daily Mountain Eagle - Jennifer Cohron
Members of Cordova First Baptist Church and Holmes Baptist Association of Florida worship together Wednesday night. Daily Mountain Eagle - Jennifer Cohron
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CORDOVA — Cordova First Baptist Church is housing 75 missionaries from Florida this week.

The group has been working on several service projects and has also been going door-to door evangelizing.

What has been dubbed “Cordova Mission Week” concludes Friday with a community event at the church that begins at 3 p.m.

Food, music, games and various children’s activities will be provided.

The missionaries represent four different churches that are part of the Holmes Baptist Association in Holmes County, Fla.

Pastor Eddie Eaton of West Pittman Baptist Church said members of the association have been taking annual mission trips for the past two decades.

Eaton said the group was drawn to Cordova because of its ongoing recovery from the April 27, 2011, tornadoes as well as their relationship with Cordova First Baptist Pastor Mahlon LeCroix.

LeCroix pastored a church in Holmes County prior to relocating to Cordova in 2012.

“When he said he was coming here, we told him that we would like to do something with him down the road,” Eaton said.

Thanks to a generation donation from a couple in Florida, the group was able to use money originally budgeted for food and gasoline to host the community event on Friday.

Eaton said he is pleased with the buzz that his group’s presence seems to be creating in the community.

“That’s what we’re after. We want to let people know that this church is here and its pastor is concerned enough to bring people in to reach out to the community,” Eaton said.