Shannon Walker traveled with the Druid Hills Baptist Church (DHBC) mission team in July 2013 to Antigua Guatemala, Central America. DHBC is an urban CBF church in Atlanta, GA. Shannon is the niece of Rev. Mimi Walker, pastor of DHBC, who led the DHBC mission team in Antigua.
Shannon at the time was a member of the St. Martin Baptist Fellowship (SMBF), a CBF fellowship on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She is the daughter of proud parents David and Susan Walker, now residing in Mobile, AL. At the time of this mission trip, Shannon was a recent graduate as an Honors Student from Hancock High School, Hancock, MS, and was looking forward to entering USM in the fall.
The SMBF fellowship is very proud of Shannon and is thankful that the church was allowed to play a small support role in the mission trip through a mission offering for Shannon.
This was an exciting trip for both Aunt and niece as they spent time together in service to our Lord Jesus Christ in Guatemala.
For this trip and several times in the past, mission teams from DHBC have partnered with Mission Impact (MI) in Guatemala. MI is an evangelical mission agency working in rural communities and villages in Guatemala. These teams have helped architect, build, and support the Proximos Pasos girl’s school in the village of Santa Maria de Jesus, and Vida y Esperanza, a co-ed school in the town of Santa Lucia Milpas Altas.
The vision of the Proximos Pasos girl’s school is to offer a quality educational experience to girls who are denied that opportunity by the public schools in Santa Maria de Jesus. Their holistic approach to education is Biblically based and covers the areas of academics, physical, emotional, and spiritual health, family involvement, and occupational training.
Shannon was a member of the DHBC team with some members working on construction projects, and others planning and carrying out activities with the children. DHBC teams also had opportunities to visit with families in the villages and learn about sustainable businesses that help the local economy and improve the local ecology.
Shannon reported back this was a great experience for her to be able to help the Guatemalan children and share the gospel of Jesus.