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Spring Cleaning is much more fun when you’re helping someone else – and doing it as a team. Members of our Princeton team are pictured here pitching in to clean up one of two different houses in their community.
Desiring to have global mission perspective and a heart for the lost and the least, every member of our Senior Leadership Team has been on a mission field outside the United States. Here (from left), Tommy Roberts, Alex Keltner, Dan Lewis and John Swaim are pictured with some of the Young Life Staff in the Dominican Republic.
Many of our ministry relationships have been long lasting and mutually impacting. Pictured here are Dr. Ananthi Jebasingh, founder of the Good Samaritan School in Delhi, India, and First Southern Founder and Chairman of the Board Jess Correll. They are standing together in front of a retaining wall outside a slum – the site of their first partnering project nearly 20 years ago – to benefit orphaned and vulnerable kids in India.
Have you met Randy? Randy (on left, in the sweater vest) and his pal Lori Bruner (who has worked for First Southern since 2002) have visited elementary schools throughout Central Kentucky telling jokes, singing songs and teaching kids how important it is to be smart with their money.
Cynthia Bourne (right) shares a moment with two girls from a nearby village outside Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic. Our ladies on this particular SCORE International mission trip spent time feeding, doing crafts and worshiping with women and children from a nearby village. Cynthia is from our Accounting Department in Stanford and is planning to serve in the the D.R. again this year - this makes four years in a row!
Who’s keeping SCORE? We are. The missionaries of SCORE International are very special to us, especially former University of Kentucky baseball coach Keith Madison. Coach Madison makes several trips to the Dominican Republic each year, where he leads baseball clinics and shares the word of Christ. Nearly two dozen First Southern Team Members went on a SCORE International mission trip to the Dominican in 2011 and several more are participating in 2012.
The Ichthus Music Festival has been around for more than 40 years and First Southern is proud to have been a sponsor for the last three. This three-day outdoor festival is a music, media and ministry experience that rocks the little town of Wilmore and impacts the lives of the 12,000+ young people who travel in to attend each year.
We were honored to receive the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) Friend of Education Award in 2011. We truly value our relationships with our local educators and are especially grateful to our friends on the Russellville School Board who nominated our Russellville branches for this prestigious award. Accepting the award on our behalf are Rusty Clark (center) and Alex Keltner (right).
 The Golden Pride Bank & Supply class at Garrard County High School is just one of the in-school banks we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of. We love the hands-on interaction with these kids – from interviewing them for their bank “job” to teaching them the ins-and-outs of how a bank works so they can run one of their own.
Woods Adams (Stanford Vincent Drive branch) wrestled with and entertained these three young fellows from a nearby slum during a Vapor Ministries mission trip to Kenya, Africa. The boys were beyond excited after spending time with the mission team and receiving their very own soccer uniforms.
What a crowd! We always fill the room (and then some) at our annual Taste of Jessamine County event. Thanks to all our cooks and tasters, we raise thousands each year to share with local charities.
Lexington Team Member Sheila Myers and her husband Dr. Curtis Myers, an optometrist, visited Honduras and shared the gift of sight. Here Sheila is pictured with a woman who is seeing clearly for the first time, thanks to her new glasses.
We love to support our neighbors and the work they\'re doing every day. We love to invite groups in for lunch or breakfast as a token of our appreciation. Dean Hood, head football coach at Eastern Kentucky University, spoke to local coaches during our Coaches Appreciation Breakfast in Richmond.