Please notice the announcement about the Backpacks this year. I appreciate your heart for our Appalachian Backpack ministry. We usually collect them in the fall land carry them at Christmas but this year we are collecting them in July and carrying them the end of July. That is an awesome trip and hope that you may be able to be part of that trip this year. I hope that your church will do backpacks for us to carry to the kids in Bluefield that desperately need them. We collect-ed 949 last year. I hope that we can do at least 750 or more this year.
Also, please see the insert about our Disaster Relief Trailer. We are putting together a Disaster Relief response team within our association that will be under the GBC. We will have our own trailer and we already have our own shower trailer. Kenny Rowland, who is a blue hat with the GBC Disaster Relief will lead this group when we go out. We will be able to respond faster and better this way. We will have the Disaster Relief training on March 11th, at Trinity Academy School. There is a flyer enclosed that will help you to promote this as well. I hope that you will promote this in your church, Sunday School Classes, men’s groups, etc. You can be trained in Clean up and recovery if you have never been trained and become certified or you can be recertified in any of the areas of ministry with Disaster Relief on that day. Please encourage as many and you can to be part of this so we will have a large group in our association that will be able to respond if there is any needs.
Thanks for all you do for the Kingdom of God and to share the Gos-pel of Jesus Christ here locally and around the world.
In His Service,
(Information regarding the Disaster Relief Training / Re-certification can be found on the homepage of our website.)