Kentucky Baptist churches will help open many doors for the gospel by packing buckets with hospice supplies and delivering them to the convention’s annual meeting in November.
Kentucky Baptists are again participating with Baptist Global Response to provide hospice care buckets to help families care for those with HIV/AIDS. Buckets will be collected at the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Nov. 15, 2016, at Florence Baptist Church.
Our goal is to collect 2000 buckets at the annual meeting.
Here is a recent testimony of a bucket’s impact in the African mountains of Lesotho:
A child, soon to be an orphan, experiencing compassionate love from a Reclaimed worker. An International Mission Board nurse caring for a sick and dying mother. A hospice bucket packed by a Southern Baptist Church in the US and delivered by Baptist Global Response. A Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer responding on a famine relief team with a willing spirit to go to a dying home…the result?
A good and great God brought it all together and now a dying momma belongs to Him!
One kit costs between $80 to $100, plus shipping costs. A detailed shopping list is provided and has been revised from prior years. All kits must include all of the requested items. Some items listed are available in bulk or are only available in quantities larger than needed. For example, if after competing five kits, you have 10 extra packs of straws, include all extras in a separate box marked “EXTRAS.”
For uniformity in packing and shipping, as well as customs approval in recipient countries, please only provide completed kits that match the detailed list. Varying kits and materials may delay shipments and, in some cases, may mean that the kits will not be accepted into a country. Please refrain from adding notes, cards, letters, or tracts as this can also cause customs issues.
Click here for the shopping list
Click here for instructions for packing buckets. Please use this method when packing your buckets
“Urgency should always accompany the gospel message, and nowhere is that more evident than among the millions of people infected with HIV,” said KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood. “By providing hospice buckets to be distributed by our missionaries, Kentucky Baptists have the opportunity to show the love of Jesus to those who are suffering and share with them the hope of the gospel.”