Mission Stories

Operation Christmas Child Brings Joy

Elizabeth Williamson fell in love with OCC as a college student, packing boxes on a limited student budget. She has continued to have a heart for this ministry and says,…

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Operation Christmas Child Offers Children Jesus

In August of 2015, Tony, Lisa, Mark and Elijah Smith went on a Mill mission trip to Nicaragua to work with Darrell and Linda Hinson at The Pearl Foundation. It…

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Operation Christmas Child Fosters Relationships

Leighton “Sasha” Rogers, Bucky and Julie Rogers’ son, was living in a Ukrainian orphanage, having lost both parents to illness. On April 19, 2007, a local church brought Christmas shoeboxes…

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Haiti

By Woody White It’s a two-hour flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, roughly the same distance between Spartanburg and Chicago. But for those who make mission trips to the Caribbean…

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Families

By Woody White For many adults pondering a mission trip – whether it’s in the United States or abroad – one of the first questions is what to do with…

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Nothing But the Name

When you think of a trip to Savannah, pralines and ghost tours might come to mind, but not for a group of students and adults sent out from the Mill…

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FACT

By Woody White With a burgeoning congregation that includes hundreds of families with school-age children, it’s no surprise that The Mill sees a new opportunity to support foster and adoptive…

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Teaching Overseas

Carolyn Hall, daughter of Bobby and Julia Hall, spent four months in La Paz, Bolivia, teaching at a Christian school affiliated with the Network of International Christian Schools. Carolyn chose…

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Basketball In East Asia

Over Spring Break a team of 11 people spent nine days in East Asia playing basketball at city parks, gyms and college campuses as a way to build relationships and…

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His Storehouse

By Woody White Members of Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church go to the ends of the earth to serve the poor and share the gospel, as Jesus commanded. But they…

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