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Appalachian Christmas Outreach

2019 Appalachian Christmas Outreach

This year, “We are asking our TBA churches to focus on preparing backpacks for 11-14 year old girls or boys as well as ones for high school students 15-17 years old. Your church may want to buy the empty backpacks and Bibles for each one then give the backpacks to families to fill. For the older students, we would not put toys in them rather fill with blankets, warm clothes, magazines, books, water bottles, wallets, jewelry, skin care products, etc. This is in addition to the food, toiletries, Bible and printed Christmas story –  Go to www.baptistsonmission.org to print the Christmas Story.

 In addition to the backpacks, we are asking our churches to provide a new pair of athletic shoes matching the age and gender of each of the backpacks you are providing. These shoes will be placed on the feet of around 300 children at our Christmas outreach in Wise, VA Dec 14. After cleansing the feet of the youth and children, new socks and shoes will be fitted while the worker shares the gospel with that child. It is a heart- warming testimony that we know you want to be a part of. By providing the new shoes, your church can make a difference in a young person’s life forever. This might be something one of your men’s or women’s Sunday School classes wants to do or the whole church may be involved in providing these shoes.

 Your filled backpacks and shoes in shoe boxes can be brought to Calvary Baptist from 9AM-3PM on Saturday, Nov 2. If you have questions about any of this, please call Kathie Aiken at 828-553-8785 or Robert and Linda Snowdon at 828-384-0353. Kathie will be glad to come to your church to present this outreach if you desire.”