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Appalachain Christmas Outreach

Friends,

We hope each of you has had a good day. We know you are praying people and we have a prayer need that we want to share with you.

On Saturday, Dec 9, numerous mission teams will be assisting Pastor RJ Rose and FBC Coeburn/ Hope Center in Coeburn, VA with a very large Christmas event. Hope Center is registering families now for this event and expects around 1000 people in this impoverished area to attend. The event will be held at Coeburn Middle School. The mission teams will be feeding a free lunch, providing children’s games, new shoes and socks, a coat and blanket giveaway as  well as giving away around 500 filled Christmas backpacks to children. The gospel will be shared through puppets and the gospel message. Counselors will be in place to assist folks with questions. At the end of day, 300 boxes of food need to be distributed to families that are desperately needy. This is where the prayer request comes in.

Hunger is an increasing problem in our mountains at alarming rate. As we visit the compassion ministry centers with which we work, the need for food is often the main topic. Our ministries are having difficulty receiving food from the food banks because of lack of supply. We as believers in the Bread of Life must step up and be leaders in helping the poor. The scriptures show us that Jesus did this wherever He went. If Jesus did this, we should too.

Hope Center can obtain a box of food for $50 at cost in Coeburn,VA. We have no idea where the money is going to come from for them to purchase food for 300 boxes. But we know Who does. We are asking you to pray to the Provider God to take care of this need. Pray that He will get all the glory for providing food for the hungry of southwest Virginia.

If you have questions about these needs, you may contact Pastor RJ Rose at:

 

Phone: 276-395-6237 or 276-393-4955

Mailing address: PO Box 336

Coeburn, VA 24230

Email: rjare@hotmail.com

Physical address of church and ministry: 701 Front St East

Coeburn, VA
Thank you for taking this need to the Father. We are assured He will take care of His children.

Blessings,

Kathie and Dewey Aiken

Dewey and Kathie Aiken
National Mission Service Corps Missionaries- NAMB
Appalachian Regional Ministry
19 Connestee Rd
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 553-7694
(828) 553-8785
Email: dewey_kate@hotmail.com
www.arministry.org
www.namb.net

Appalachian Regional Ministry is a ministry of the North American Mission Board and is made possible through your gifts to the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

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2017 Appalachian Christmas Outreach

We are so grateful for all the TBA churches that have participated in preparing Christmas backpacks and helping with Appalachian Christmas events in the past. Many of you are already working on this year’s outreach. We would encourage more of our TBA churches to help us reach our NC goal of 10,000 backpacks this year. All the information you need to participate in this can be found at http://baptistsonmission.org/Missions/United-States/Appalachian-Coalfields/Appalachian-Christmas-Outreach. If you would like someone to come and present this ministry to your church or missions groups, feel free to call Kathie Aiken at 828-553-8785.

This year, several churches in our association will be helping ministries in Coeburn, VA with their Christmas event on Dec 8 and 9. Our TBA backpacks will go there. Churches will be providing food boxes, lunches, winter coats, salvation dolls, games, new shoes and socks, puppet show with gospel presentation  as well as the backpacks to hundreds of children. The event will be held at Coeburn Middle School. If your church would like to participate in this two day mission trip, please let me know.

Thank you so much for considering how your church can help our Appalachian families know Jesus. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kathie Aiken

Appalachian Coalfields Ministry- NC Baptist Men

Appalachian Regional Ministry- NAMB

Dewey and Kathie Aiken
National Mission Service Corps Missionaries- NAMB
Appalachian Regional Ministry
19 Connestee Rd
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 553-7694
(828) 553-8785
Email: dewey_kate@hotmail.com
www.arministry.org
www.namb.net

Appalachian Regional Ministry is a ministry of the North American Mission Board and is made possible through your gifts to the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

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Appalachian Regional Ministry mobilizes Southern Baptists and their resources to provide ministries, evangelize the lost, assist existing churches and start new churches in the 12 states that include Appalachia.

Why Appalachia? The region’s original blend of immigrant cultures has become a distinct, rich culture of its own that goes far beyond the beauty of the surroundings. It also is one of extreme poverty—with 37 of the 100 poorest counties in the United States. And while religion is important in Appalachia, the reality is that more than 70 percent of the region is unchurched — with some counties are as high as 90 percent unchurched.

Working in cooperation with state conventions, associations and churches throughout the region, we want to help you and your church make a profound impact in Appalachia.

Coordinators for projects in Eastern Kentucky, North Carolina,  Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

National MSC Missionaries
Dewey and Kathie Aiken
Phone: (828) 553-7694 or
(828) 553-8785
Email: dewey_kate@hotmail.com