Recently I had the privilege of visiting with Slate Hill Baptist Church in London, KY to share about ways to reach out to their community through the “Operation InAsMuch Kentucky” emphasis this September. In asking probing questions to learn more about the church and community I was really impressed to hear of the outreach this church is already doing.
The WMU ladies shared about their sewing ministry. They showed me rack after rack of pillow case dresses (with matching flip-flops and doll dresses) and homemade dolls that they had made for little girls. For the boys they had made shorts and bought matching tee shirts.
These dresses, flip-flops, dolls, shorts, and tee shirts have reached children at home and around the world as they were given to the local school resource center, sent to an Indian reservation in South Dakota, to Haiti, Africa, Brazil, Jamaica, and the Philippians.
The ladies also make fleece blankets, backpacks, and participate in the Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child. They deliver meals to families in and around their church when there is a sickness or other need. Quarterly the WMU sends financial donations to Wycliff, to the Laurel County Life Center, and to the Anti-Abortion Clinic.
Such an active church. Such a giving church. A church involved in lots of outreach projects. Yet they are looking for ways to better reach their community.
Slate Hill Baptist Church was established in 1831 and, though small in number (with an average Sunday AM worship attendance of 44), they are BIG in heart. As part of the Kentucky Baptist family they are also involved in reaching their community, state, nation, and the world with the Gospel of Christ through their gifts to the Eliza Broadus State Missions Offering, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, and the Cooperative Program. We thank God for these faithful WMU ladies, for Pastor Homer Johnson and his leadership, and for the entire church.
To learn of ways you can participate in Operation InAsMuch Kentucky this September go to http://www.kybaptist.org/2015/02/04/operation-inasmuch-targets-september-for-community-outreach/. For information on other types of outreach please email the Missions Mobilization Team at [email protected].