Response to the Backpack Ministry for the Mississippi River Region was wonderful. WMU took the lead in promoting and our Associational Disaster Relief Team took-on the task of packing them in boxes and delivering them to the State Disaster Relief Facility in Prattville, AL. Our office was a regional collection point. Of the total collected of 320, 230 were from EBA Churches! Our churches really stepped-up. Fairview BC assembled 100. These backpacks are going to one of the most impoverished area of Mississippi to children who literally have nothing that school-age children need. School supplies, snack foods, small toys, and personal hygiene items were placed in a (boy or girl) backpack. Along with these items, Christmas stories are placed in each one. Thanks to all who participated in this ministry. Heaven only knows the full impact of this marvelous “touch” for the sake of Christ. Be blessed and be one!
Gary, Assn. Dir. Of Missions