The purpose of any church mission trip is to reach out to people who need to hear the gospel and to help change lives. But the trip takes on a even greater meaning when the lives of the witnesses are also transformed by sharing the message. That is what two local men found out during a recent trip to South America.
Kyle Claunch, pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield, and a member of his congregation, Zachary Purdom, spent 10 days helping to start churches in an impoverished section of Brazil.
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