McDowell learns the importance of prayer and Bible study during mission trip to Italy

12895249_10153330883711604_939395200_nKassie McDowell said one of the most impactful things she learned on her mission trip to Italy, was the importance of studying God’s word and praying with her team members.

McDowell spent her Spring Break on a one-week trip to Salerno, Italy with Grace Bible Church in Oxford.

“The first night was huge for our ministry because the people we met were the students we got to pour into during our whole trip,” McDowell said.  “There were a few guys on the trip who I have been friends for years and they pray for each other and they study the Word together, so they were able to not only let the Lord work through themselves as individuals, but also as a body or group of guys. Our team worked smoothly and very efficiently.” Continue reading

HISTORY OF FAITH: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oxford

pewsOne of the most beautiful churches in Oxford is also one of the oldest churches in Lafayette County. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was built in 1860 and with the first services held on Easter Sunday of that year. It is the oldest religious structure in Oxford and survived the burning of the town during the Civil War. Continue reading