A quick glance of what Virginia Baptist churches are doing for the Kingdom reveals Christ followers with true servant hearts. Below are some of the ways our churches are following God’s commandments.
WMUV at Standing Rock
Hundreds of Virginia Baptists partnered with Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) are currently serving on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
Learn more about the work being done at Standing Rock.
The fourth and final week of Impact! Virginia came to a close in Staunton. This summer over 800 students and adults worked at over 60 sites.
A couple local newspapers covered the Impact camp in Staunton:
- The (Staunton) News-Leader: 200 Va. teens tackling home projects in Valley
- The (Waynesboro) News Virginian: Mission group provides home upgrades to area residents
Terrace View Mission Trip to Ghana
Pastor Brian Taylor of Terrace View Baptist Church (Forest) sent in a report of a recent mission trip he and other church members took to Ghana:
In June, Skeeter Robertson, Ronnie Robertson, and I traveled to Ghana to work with a church there we have a partnership with in Ghana. It is called House of Mercy – Agape. It was our second mission trip there. Working with our African partners, we baptized 35 and were able to help lead over 50 more to Christ! Additionally, we worked to strengthen partnerships with a local Christian school in Accra and with a child sponsorship program there, as well. It was a great trip, and we look forward to returning to work with our friends there soon.
Below are pictures he sent:
Second Branch goes to Haiti
Pastor Steve Vaughan told us about a recent trip Second Branch Baptist Church (Chesterfield) took to Haiti:
The sponsoring group we were with is My Life Speaks. They have ‘adopted’ the village of Neply, located about 26 miles west of Port au Prince. Our work involved creating and leading a first ever field day to celebrate the end of school, we did a feeding program every afternoon for the children of Neply for which many of them, that would be their only meal for the day. Meaningful for all of us was being able to lead games for the older children, most of whom are restaveks, or child slaves.
First Baptist Church of Danville celebrates 180 years
We congratulate First Baptist Church of Danville for 180 years of service in southside Virginia.
WDBJ-7 (Roanoke) covered the anniversary and produced a great video:
Move-In Day for Gayton’s New Outreach Center
This past Saturday members of Gayton Baptist Church cleaned and readied their new outreach center. Food trucks were outside to help feed the members during the day.
Next month they’re hosting a ‘sports equipment shower’ to stock the center with supplies.
The Grand Opening will be September 13-14th. Their website even features a cool countdown until the Grand Opening.
“Salvation came to our house today”