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NAMB-Baptists On Mission

North American Mission Board/Baptists On Mission

As in years past, we encourage our association’s churches to participate in Appalachian Christmas Outreach. With a goal of 16,000 Christmas backpacks this year, NC Baptists will be able to share the gospel with children throughout WV, VA, KY, NC and PA. Our goal here in Transylvania is 200 backpacks filled with clothing, food, hygiene items, toys, a Bible and the Christmas story. To know what goes in each backpack, you can go to https://baptistsonmission.org/Mission-Projects/United-States/Appalachian-Coalfields/Appalachian-Christmas-Outreach. We urge you to begin now preparing to fill backpacks and bring them to the collection site on Saturday, Nov 2. This site will be determined and communicated later.

Our TBA Association will be participating in a Christmas event at Wise County Christian School in Wise, VA. Cooperating with Coeburn FBC, we will have two parties for the community on Sat, Dec 14. We invite you to go with us to VA on Fri, Dec 13 to prepare for a wonderful outreach of sharing the gospel, distributing food, winter coats, new blankets, new shoes, backpacks and leading games for children. Backpacks of these ages groups are needed to be prepared by our association for the distribution in Wise: 25 boys backpacks for ages 8-10, 50 girls and 50 boys backpacks for ages 11-14 and 25 boys and 25 girls backpacks for ages 15-17. Please refer to the web site for suggestions of items for the older backpacks. Prepared backpacks of other ages will be delivered to Shelby Mission Camp to be distributed in other areas.  If your church can commit to a certain age group or if you have questions about backpacks or the Christmas Outreach, you can call Kathie Aiken at 828-553-8785. Kathie will be glad to come to your church to present about the need, effect and process of preparing the Christmas backpacks.