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Sunday Roundup: Virginia Baptists Actively Serving God and Each Other

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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.

Missions

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.

Mission trip participants gather yesterday to sort through supplies, go over important information, and pray for the week.
Mission trip participants gather yesterday to sort through supplies, go over important information, and pray for the week.

Impact! Virginia

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:

Impact! Virginia concluded the week with an evening of worship with work crews and home owners.
Impact! Virginia concluded the week with an evening of worship with work crews and home owners.

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:

Praise God!

Second Branch goes to Haiti

Pastor Steve Vaughan told us about a recent trip Second Branch Baptist Church (Chesterfield) took to Haiti:

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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.

More pictures can be found here in Steve’s Facebook album.

Celebrations

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:

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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.

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Congratulations, Gayton!

“Salvation came to our house today”

Mount Ararat Baptist Church (Staff0rd) posted on their Facebook page that 25 people gave their lives to Christ this weekend. Praise God!

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Do you want to share the awesome things your church is doing with Virginia Baptists? Drop Nathan White, VBMB Web Minister, a line!