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Virginia Mission Trip
August 6, 2009
In July, my family and I had the wonderful opportunity to go on a life changing mission trip with our church, Washington Baptist, to Jonesville, VA. Twenty adults and seventeen teenagers and children were able to make the trip. Jonesville is a small, sleepy little town with approximately 700 residents. Jonesville is not an affluent part of Virginia, and some of the residents are in financial crisis after having been laid off from the coal mine that has closed down. Driving through this town will make you feel like you have stepped back into the 1960’s.
July 31, 2009
My family and I just recently went on a mission trip. However, instead of journeying to a foreign country, our mission work took us to Camp Providence in Anderson, SC on Lake Hartwell. Originally founded by Archie Morgan, Camp Providence is an outreach ministry formally known as Crisis Ministries. Camp Providence takes place at the Old Providence United Methodist Church located directly on Lake Hartwell. The church is well over a hundred years old, and the facilities are kept in very good condition.
DBL Children's Home Update
August 5, 2009
A shared vision combined with a common desire to change the lives of orphaned children led Eastern Cares to partner with Mpeli and Neema Mwaisumbe in 2005 to begin the Daily Bread Life Children's Home in Iringa, Tanzania.
Boys Home of the South
July 29, 2009
During the month of July, Eastern’s Blue Jean Friday donations were allotted towards the Boys Home of the South. The Boys Home of the South is a non-profit, non-denominational residential group home dedicated to the care, education, and nurturing of troubled boys. Their mission is simple. Mend boys. Build men. Presently, fifty boys are residing in this home.
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