Our commitment to West Virginia missions is entering it’s 6th year and we need new volunteers to join our core group! This year’s Summer Mission trip is set for July 20 -25 and we invite anyone interested to join us. It will be a week of construction, preparing evening meals for 80-100 kids attending our Vacation Bible School, Meals on Wheels, in-home visitation, fellowship with our local partner, Emmanuel Baptist Church & whatever God places in our path. Last year we finished several major construction projects, distributed $3,000 ($25 each) in Grant’s Supermarket gift cards, hired local youth to work alongside our construction team, obtained shoe sizes for 162 children so they would have new shoes for the fall school year & much more.
Last year our partnership with Emmanuel allowed them to:
- Assisted 17 families to avoid electricity cutoffs and monthly bills.
- Provide 24 families with coal, wood and propane to see them through a harsh winter.
- Supply the local elementary school and the Head Start programs with school supplies, socks and undergarments.
- Hold food pantry distribution for 120 families as well as food vouchers for 66 to the local grocery, Grants Supermarket.
- Had an open-door community Thanksgiving Dinner serving 110.
- Conducted a Secret Santa program at Christmas for 134 children receiving gifts, a toy and pajamas.
- Set up a Benevolent Fund assisting 30 families. This included trips to the doctor, medicine, eye glasses, kitchen appliances, trips to the hospital and funerals.
Come to West Virginia, tithe a week of your time and see what it’s all about tucked away in the mountains!
Call or email Bruce Hobart for details at 986-7282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.