Bluefield, WV LBA Backpack Mission Trip
What an awesome Mission experience to carry backpacks to the Appalachian children/youth in Bluefield, West Virginia! We had a great team of 49 people from different churches with in the LBA. The mission trip was December 29, 2016 through January 2, 2017. Some backpacks were given out at the Wade Center and some were given out from door to door by our mission team (for many people there have no resources or ways of transportation). A few were left in good hands to be given at the Wade Center and others at the Homeless Shelter as needs arise frequently. Some of our other missions were; assisting, cooking and giving out food at the local Homeless Shelter, removing old flooring and replacing the floor at the Wade Center, playing games and working with the children one on one as we shared Christ. Also, at the nearby Bland Ministry Center; we helped in the clothes closet as well as tore down walls and helped in restoring a house on the adjoining property that was given to the center. We would like to say THANK YOU to the churches of the Laurens Baptist Association. Again this year we surpassed our goal of 750 backpacks. We had a total of 947 backpacks!!! We had so many backpacks this year that we had to rent an U-Haul to carry most of the backpacks! We put the need out for contributions needed for the rental of an U-Haul and we got the contribution for the rental in hardly no time! We had so many backpacks that not all of them would fit on the U-Haul!