As the school year comes to a close and minds are turned toward summer vacations, let me remind you that it is not too late to include missions as a part of your summer. There are many opportunities to serve the Lord during these months ahead, and what a blessing it will be. Whatever gift, skill, at talent you may have, there is a place for you. Whatever your team makeup (individual, children, youth, women, men, or a family group), there is a place for you to serve. However long you would like to serve, there are opportunities for you.
Our Kentucky Baptist Convention mission opportunities webpage has been updated and there are lots of places and ways to serve. Go to www.kybaptist.org/go and check out the many opportunities in our state (as well as a few out of state). You can search the projects by type of project, location, and length of assignment. Once there, you can view some detail about each project, along with contact information for each ministry. Feel free to contact the church, association, and/or ministry directly for additional information and/or for scheduling your mission trip.
If you have questions, or if none of these projects seem to fit your team, don’t worry. There is still a place for you to serve. Contact Teresa Parrett, Kentucky Missions Mobilization Coordinator, at [email protected], for assistance.
One great way to serve the Lord this summer is right in your own church through Vacation Bible School. Whether transportation, food service, decorating, craft and recreation leaders, photography, mission and Bible study leaders, or cleanup crew, there is a place for everyone. What a joy it is to see the smiling faces of the children and they meet together to learn about Jesus.
Let me suggest also the Christmas Backpack Project as a mission project for your Vacation Bible School. For information on this project go to www.kybaptsit.org/backpacks to learn more. We can also suggest some “real live” missionaries to visit your VBS to share and interact with the children.
Summer is a great time for ministry. Don’t let yours pass without getting involved. Contact us if we can assist.