December 30 2013

First Baptist Nashville Missionary Residence: 25 Years and Going Strong

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In 1987, Faith and G. B. Clark found a unique way to express their commitment to missions by donating their home and thus enabling our church to create a fully furnished residence for missionaries on furlough.

On January 16, 1988, Osvaldo, Ruth and Lindsy Elizabeth from Paraguay moved into the residence in Franklin, Tennessee, as the
first of some 25 missionary families to live in the First Baptist Nashville Missionary Residence. This four-bedroom house has been home to families numbering two to six.

This gift refreshes missionaries to continue their worldwide work and has inspired church and community members to be
more involved in missions.

Randy and Kittie Trail express the appreciation of many families in a recent correspondence:

We want to thank First Baptist Nashville again for the wonderful six months that we spent in your beautiful mission home. . . . It was one of the very best stateside assignments we have ever had in now 30 years with the IMB. You blessed our entire family, especially as you welcomed our boys to the youth group and loved them as they attended American school for the first time. That semester at Franklin High School really set a positive tone for them to successfully transition back to the USA for university.

Twenty-five years ago, former members Faith and G. B. Clark found a unique way to express their commitment to missions. This commitment will continue to empower our church family to “hold the ropes” for our missionaries sharing God’s love in the world.