Welcome to Missionary Care
“I will open the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows” (Malachi 3:10).
The Missionary Care Center (MCC) was created in 1989 by a group of First Baptist Church Atlanta women with a heart for missionaries. The center’s purpose is allowing God to show His love to those He has called to serve as missionaries. We do this by ministering to the material needs of FBA Faith Promise missionaries and other qualified missionaries.
I married my husband, Mark, in Guatemala November 23, 1991. Since Mark is from Atlanta we decided to honeymoon there so that I could meet his family. During our six-week stay in the Atlanta area, being members of Wycliffe Bible Translators, someone from Wycliffe told us about the Missionary Care Center (MCC) at First Baptist Atlanta (FBA). It was sometime in December 1991 that we made our first visit to the MCC. I remember that it was downtown, in a stand-alone building not far from the former location of FBA.
I do not remember the name of the person that waited on us during our first visit, only that she was a kind, elderly lady. This same lady waited on us during one of our other visits to the MCC after it had moved to Dunwoody, although, again, her name escapes me. At any rate, during our first visit in 1991 we were tremendously blessed with a variety of clothing and other types of articles. Since then, we have made many visits to the MCC in-between our overseas assignments, and we have all benefited from its blessings including our daughter, Ana Elizabeth. After Ana was born, we were blessed several times from visits to the MCC - from the time she was small, up to now that she is in nursing school, and preparing herself to go into missions.
The blessings are not just for us but also for my mother and sister who are planning to visit us this Christmas. You kindly allowed me to pick out some coats for them to wear during their stay here. Thank you also for the solar-powered "Messenger" device that I can use to listen to some of Dr. Stanley's messages. This will help me, because I am legally blind and my vision has been slowly deteriorating. Thank you all very much for your prayers for us and how you have tremendously blessed us over the years.
Ana Celina & Mark
Wycliffe Bible Translators