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Project Rome claims Thorsby

Published 12:13pm Thursday, June 28, 2012

July marks the beginning of Project Rome for the First Baptist Church of Thorsby.

According to their youth minister Justin Caton, the youth are “claiming Thorsby as their own personal Romes.”

The reference is from Romans 1:15, said Caton, in which “Paul was eager to preach in Rome because he felt that if he could spread the gospel there, he could impact the world.”

This means that the First Baptist Church of Thorsby’s White Flag student ministry is dedicating the whole month of July to missions in hopes to “reach their Rome.”

Every Saturday, about 25–30 students will host an event to give back to the community.

Some of the events planned include a garage sale on July 7 at Bentley Farms to raise money for foreign missions and a $1 car wash on July 21 where students will give participants $1 for the opportunity to wash their cars.

While the location of the car wash is to be announced and many of the events the students will host are still in the works, Caton is excited about their plans thus far.

“The main idea is to share Jesus,” said Caton, “and we’re really looking forward to it.”

For more information about Project Rome, contact Justin Caton at 205-394-1529 or

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