Since 2001, when God’s Love from a Diaper Bag Ministry began, they have distributed over 700,000 diapers and other items needed by infants and young children. They are located in Jenkins, KY where poverty is a daily reality for many families. Helping to meet these tangible needs for the babies and young children will open doors for the workers to share God’s love with their parents. As you help meet physical needs, you will also be helping to meet spiritual needs.
Several SBC of Virginia churches in the Southwest Region are located along the Appalachian Trail. They have unique opportunities to minister to individuals from all over the U.S. who come to hike the trail, especially during the hikers’ event called Trail Days. We can help by providing supplies that the hikers need. These gifts open doors for churches to minister to them and share the Gospel.
Central Appalachia has been described as the “poverty pocket of America.” The Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM) serves Central Appalachia, a region of the U.S. that spans portions of 10 states including Virginia. Join the efforts of ARM in meeting great needs by putting together a hygiene kit for the children living there who do not have the basic necessities of life.
We can never show enough appreciation and gratitude to those serving our country through the various branches of the military. Since May is Military Appreciation Month, we encourage SBC of Virginia churches to locate active and retired military personnel in your area and express your gratitude for their service in a tangible way. We will be sending you some suggestions.
Barnabas Global Link’s (BGL) primary purpose is to reach the millions of lost people in India for Christ. Their focus is training indigenous pastors and planting house churches. Training materials have been translated into 10 Indian languages which have proven to be a tremendous asset. Soles for Souls (a non-profit that collects used shoes) has proven to be a very effective means of providing resources for BGL to multiply the ministry in India that God is blessing incredibly at the present time.
Pacific Islands University (located in Guam) exists to provide accessible, excellent, transformational Christian higher education and ministry training to the people of Micronesia and the Pacific islands. Their mission is to prepare men and women with a biblical worldview for leadership and service in life, work, and ministry in the global community and the church. Many of their students need basic bedding, such as sheets, pillowcases, and clothing.
Central Appalachia has 100 of the poorest counties in America in the 10-state region served by the Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM). A new backpack filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, candy, etc. for Christmas is so exciting for boys and girls! ARM will share this gift of love along with the Gospel with children living in poverty throughout Appalachia this Christmas.
We have been given the opportunity to minister to women in a local homeless shelter and a drug rehabilitation center. Most of these women have a past that includes child abuse, human trafficking, spousal abuse, and other hardships. More than anything they need Jesus, and we have the opportunity to share His love through discipleship and give them a copy of God’s Word.
Download the 2017 Mission Projects promotional powerpoint slide to promote mission projects in your church.
SBC of Virginia Churches RespondSBC of Virginia churches have responded to mission projects in overwhelming ways over the years. Thank you! Many…