Women On Mission Will Meet Tuesday At Brainerd Baptist

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Women on Mission at Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave., will meet Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 209.

Jerry Redman, managing senior partner of Second Life Chattanooga, will speak to us about how his organization is addressing the human trafficking problem that is right here in our city.

The mission project for this month is an offering to Open Doors, an organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Lunch will be served for $5.




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