FBCO Students Head Out for Summer Missions Work

On May 15, FBCO commissioned and prayed over three FBCO colleges students who are working in short-term missions in the US and Puerto Rico this summer.

Anna Atherton, Brooklyn Graham, and Jessalyn Scheltens will be on-site in various missions activities in Cincinnati, Denver, and Puerto Rico for eight weeks each.

Anna, daughter of senior pastor Dr. Mike Atherton and Sarah, will work with FBCO partner Inspiring Hope Church in Hamilton, OH—a Cincinnati suburban.  She will assist their various ministries and help host mission teams visiting the church this summer. Anna will also serve Pathway to Hope Pregnancy Center, which helps save lives in the Greater Cincinnati area. The missions work supports Anna’s academic studies at Hannibal LaGrange University, where she will be a senior this fall.

Brooklynn Graham, daughter of FBCO members Ben and Debbie Graham, will serve in Puerto Rico with GenSend, a church planting program of the North American Mission Board. Brooklyn will work with a local church plant that’s reaching people with the Gospel. She’ll also help local disaster relief efforts from hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Brooklyn begins her senior year at the Spurgeon College of Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary this fall.

Jessalynn Scheltens is the daughter of Children’s Minister Andrew Scheltens and his wife Jessica. Jessalyn is working with FBCO’s Denver partner, Cross Family Church, in church planting and other ministry areas. She’ll also assist our youth missions team when it arrives in June. Jessalyn will be a junior at Missouri Baptist University this fall.