EBO is at work this summer! We have just finished our first week of Kentucky Changers with 220 participants working in Hopkinsville on 18 projects. The projects included roofing, siding, painting, decks and handicap ramps. Three more Kentucky Changers projects will take place in Frankfort/Lawrenceburg, Richmond, and Louisville. Pray for Peggy Murphy, all the adult volunteers, student participants and homeowners who will be helped this summer. Pray for the witness of students and all participants during each week of Kentucky Changers.
We are in our second week of camp at Cedar Crest where campers are experiencing a “Missions Safari” as they learn about missions in Africa. Stacy Nall, Jon Auten, and a 1:8 Leadership Team are working with our children to provide a wonderful time of learning, Bible study, interaction with missionaries, fun in the great outdoors, and all of the special things about camp (like a campfire and ‘Smores!).
Because of your generous gifts to the Eliza Broadus Offering, we receive many thank you notes from ministries across Kentucky that receive grants provided by the offering. Robin Reeves, Kentucky MSC missionary of Corbin wrote: Dear friends, Just wanted to say thank you for the recent Eliza Broadus grant ($1,100.00) that I received this year. We’ve used some of it to purchase some Gospel of John and Romans booklets (300+), mailed over 500 witnessing dolls out since the middle of January, and a portion was used for that. Some will be used for Bible Club supplies and also for our evangelistic Back-to-School block party in July! It was such a blessing to again be an Eliza recipient this year!
Robin’s note does not begin to tell the story of her ministry which is called Christians By Choice – Clown and Creative Ministries. In addition to the witnessing dolls that Robin and ladies from her church make, they enlisted children in making “Dolls on Mission” at a Kingdom Kids event with MSC missionary Stacey Burton. Robin had her first Bible Club of the summer the first week of June at her house. Not only does she work with volunteer teams that come to help, but Robin involves others in a sewing and quilting ministry. This group now meets up to three times a week for prayer and to make witnessing dolls and lap quilts for the cancer center at a local hospital. The sewing ministry has also expanded to include ladies from the community who are invited to come for Quilt Club Day on the second Tuesday of each month where they can learn to sew and quilt. The Quilt Club gathering includes a monthly lunch and Biblical Quilt Block series with supporting Bible study.
Many other ministries are at work this summer putting EBO dollars to work to share the gospel. Pray for these ministries and for all of our efforts as Kentucky Baptists to reach out to children and families during the summer.