Our mission trip to Florianópolis, Brazil, is now history, and a sweet history it is! God honored Himself and blessed the participants who were able to go. There was daily VBS at the home of a Christian family. Fifty to sixty children took part in what the pastor, Miguel Fuentes, described as the best VBS the church had ever experienced. Our workers were tireless and made a big impact on the children and their parents.
Youth getting to know the youth minister
God continues to reveal to me, with greater clarity, the vision of this new church that HE is starting. I see families worshipping together, ministering together, fellowshipping together. I see families that are encouraged and equipped to fight the spiritual battles and win. I see God turning the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. (Malachi 4:6)
On April 24, 2002, WHEEL POWER Christian Cyclists will leave San Francisco on its ninth Mission Trip Across America. This 4,000-mile journey will take the team through 12 states and end on July 13 at Yorktown Beach, VA. Cyclists and support staff will learn how to share their faith and have many opportunities to do so as they travel from town to town.
May 3 - Woody Elliott (Bethel)
May 5 - Larry Ross (Mount Zion)
May 6 - Jeff Johnson (Thaxton)
May 24 - Paul Blevins (Retired)
May 25 - Jack Deans (Terrace View)
May 25 - Daniel & Valerie Wheeler (Radford)
May 1 - Rev. Harold Lewis (Pastor/Walnut Grove/1 yr.)
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“The Nations—Christ’s Inheritance” (Psalm 2:7-8)
While we will have speakers representing various regions of the globe, our focus will be on the unreached people groups in the world—especially the 10/40 window.
There are three IMB displays in the associational office for churches to use to promote the On Mission Celebration. These are available to the first three churches that call to reserve them. Other promotional materials as well as a prayer guide will be mailed to participating churches in a week or so.
“Reaching the Blue Ridge Through Prayer”
Roanoke, April 19-20, 2002
(Adults) North Roanoke Church
(Youth) Preston Oaks Church
June 30-July 3, 2002
Family Transformers! provides an opportunity for the whole family to engage in mission activities together. Participants will spend their days working on a variety of hands-on mission projects. Evenings will include worship and time for fellowship. Separate mission activities will be provided for children under the age of 6. Families will be housed together at Averett College. Space is limited, so make your reservation today!
Cost: $75.00 per person (max $300/family)
Fore more information contact Kathy L. Smith at (540) 297-9283.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Thaxton is leading weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in April; Sedalia will lead them in May. Palestine will host the April birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Flint Hill will host it in May.
Rev. Larry Ross, Director
Disaster Relief Seminar
Saturday, April 13, 2002
Learn how you can be more involved in disaster relief work. Seminar leader is John Gordon, Director of Missions for Piedmont Baptist Association. John will share video clips of how Virginia Baptists provided disaster relief in New York City after September 11. He will share much more including an overview of Baptist Men on Mission. Come, bring your ladies to the WMU event, and be prepared to share with and hear from other men about what is being done in missions education and missions involvement. Spread the word—All men are encouraged to attend!
Strawberry Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Suck Spring Church
Big Island’s Senior Citizens had a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon on March 13 with 42 present.
Big Island contributed 324 packets.
Hunting Creek contributed 352 packets.
Mentow contributed 123 packets.
SBA has been unable to enlist Vacation Bible School Clinic workers to lead our own workshop. Church VBS workers who would like to receive training may contact the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association, 540-366-7631, to see if there will be space available in one of the following clinics:
Monday, April 8, Mill Creek Baptist Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, Salem Baptist Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, Waverly Place Baptist Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 at Green Ridge Baptist Church, Roanoke
Younger and Older Preschoolers
Younger, Middle, and Older Children
To register or request brochures call:
The Blue Ridge Chorus is seeking volunteer singers to go once a month to area nursing and retirement homes to sing an evening program of familiar hymns for the residents. The group is a part of the music ministry of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Vinton, and Music Minister, Brian M. Geiser, is the director and accompanist of the interdenominational chorus. For more information, call/email the church, 540-342-3251/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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