First Baptist Church of Rahway, 177 Elm Ave., Rahway, New Jersey 07065 is a multi-cultural congregation that has a Blended English Service on Sunday Mornings, a Latino Service at 12:00, and a Service in Telugu at 3:30PM. For more information, call (732) 388-8626. Or click here to send an email. If you wish to help the Mission and Ministry of First Baptist financially click the Donate Button.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Kodiak Baptist Mission
In 1867, when Alaska was purchased from Russia, Reverend Sheldon Jackson visited the new territory and was appalled by the condition of the children. He became Commissioner of Education and urged the creation of denominational schools. In 1886, Ida and Ernest Roscoe, she a missionary and he a teacher, arrived in Kodiak and saw the need for a refuge for children. By July 4, 1893, when they had erected a building on Woody Island and the first orphan was taken in, Kodiak Baptist Mission was born. After two devastating fires, in 1937 the mission was moved to Kodiak Island.