FAB has led many mission trips, both nationally and internationally, to serve those in need. Our members have traveled to Mexico, Haiti, India, and Bolivia, providing construction assistance, medical care, and disaster relief. Our national disaster relief trips have included Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and Missouri following the Joplin tornado. We also work in impoverished areas of West Virginia, helping with disaster relief in our own backyard.
In 2002, 112 members of our church traveled to Nicaragua to offer assistance in construction, teaching, and medical care–and what began as a short-term mission trip has blossomed into a lasting bond with our brothers and sisters in Christ there. Since then, more than 20 groups have traveled from FAB to Nicaragua, serving in an orphanage, a nursing home, rural medical clinics, and surrounding neighborhoods. We have established a monthly sponsorship program at the orphanage that first touched our hearts more than a decade ago.
To build a “mission mindset” in the hearts of our children, we regularly organize family mission trips made up of children, youth, and parents. Our families have served in Washington, D.C.; Weirton, West Virginia; our state Baptist camp in Cowen, West Virginia; and Nicaragua.