Albany group of 10 leaves Texas on African mission
First Baptist Church youth minister Thomas Aly and several others from Albany have traveled halfway around the world to spend spring break in Africa, in the Wakiso district of Uganda, reaching out to the people there with the message of the gospel of Jesus.
Unlike previous years, this group will include only one local high school student, Aubrey Moon.
However, several recent high school graduates, Michala Huckabay, Roman Fuentes, Rachel Hill, and Hill’s college roommate, Logan Shields, are on the mission trip.
Rounding out the Albany group are Karen Young, John Ross Reames, Ramona Reames, and Ashley Moon.
The group left Albany at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, and drove to Houston, where they joined up with nine members from First Baptist Church of Early. The team caught a flight to Amsterdam for a short pit stop in the Netherlands before boarding a plane for Entebba, Uganda.
This year the group will again be working with pastor Deo, God’s Way Church, and Heritage Junior School, according to Aly.
“We will be doing evangelism outreach,” said Aly. “And we already plan to have a baptism in the river close to the school.”
The mission team expects to return to Texas on Friday, March 16.