Camp Alpha

Camp Alpha is a church camp located in Ryazan, Russia who hosted their first campers in 2017. The camp currently consists of two picnic shelters, two large metal storage containers repurposed into cabins and outhouses for restroom facilities. Tents provide additional housing for the campers. Meals must either be brought in from local churches or cooked on-site over an open campfire. Taking into account the rustic nature of the camp, it’s amazing that 65 kids were in attendance in 2019!

The WVBC partnership with the Russian churches has helped them to create the camp in resemblance to our very own Camp Cowen and Parchment Valley. The American Baptist Women’s Ministries of West Virginia have adopted Camp Alpha for their MOP 2020 project. We hope our goal of $6,000 will help make improvements to the camp that will encourage more children to come meet Jesus at Camp Alpha!

Donations can be sent through your ABW Associations

ABW 2020 Special Project

Handicapped-Accessible Restroom Parchment Valley Conference Center Administration Building Goal $12,000

The place “where lives are changed” is constantly striving to meet the needs of their clientele. The American Baptist Women of West Virginia are pleased and excited to announce that the construction of a totally handicapped-accessible restroom facility in their main building has been selected for our Special Project for 2020.  The office area in the dining hall will be relocated to the opposite end of the building and the current office space will house the new restroom facility. Construction is scheduled to commence sometime during   the 2019-2020 winter season.  Please be in prayer for all involved with this much-needed upgrade to a facility we all love.

ABW April Update

Lizzie Lewis Circle continues to meet on the first Thursday of every month in Fellowship Hall. We will be working on several mission projects and we would love to have you join them.

We are continuing to collect used postage stamps for a mission project and also woman’s tampons, soap, hand sanitizer and deodorant for the Woman’s Resource Center and Helping Hands. Collection boxes for these two projects are located in the church office.

ABW March Update

Lizzie Lewis Circle continues to meet on the first Thursday of every month which this month will be March 5th at 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will be working on several mission projects and they would love to have you join them.

We are continuing to collect used postage stamps for a mission project and also woman’s tampons, soap, hand sanitizer and deodorant for the Woman’s Resource Center and Helping Hands. Collection boxes for these two projects are located in the church office.

The ABW Mission

The Lizzie Lewis Circle is continuing to meet the first Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. at the church. They are working on various mission projects locally, state-wide and internationally.

The ABW mission statement is:

In commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to the mission of the Church, and through the enabling of the Holy Spirit, American Baptist Women’s Ministries provides opportunities for each woman to: Become and develop as God’s person; Build God’s faith community, and Serve God’s world.

You are cordially invited to join them in fulfilling this mission statement.

You are an American Baptist Woman

Take a few moments and read about some of the exciting ABW programs.
This school year, the WV American Baptist Women Scholarship Loan Committee was blessed with the opportunity to present EIGHTEEN $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS to qualifying college-aged ladies who are members of our West Virginia American Baptist churches. This is partly due to your generosity in supporting this very worthwhile program. If your ladies group or church organization is looking for a project to support, what better than our American Baptist Women’s Scholarship Program?

In addition to a financial contribution to the program, there are three important things that can be done for a scholarship girl:

•Pray continually for her walk with Jesus, her health, her classes and that she always will follow God’s leading in this world.

•Send a card when led to do so. She probably needs to hear from someone that day.

•Send a donation to the state treasurer to be applied to her portion of her scholarship loan. If enough do that, she won’t owe a thing at the end of the year.

Our scholarship girl’s name and address is: Sami Wagoner, P.O. Box 1342, Huntington, WV 25715

We are continuing to collect used postage stamps for a mission project and also woman’s tampons, soap, hand sanitizer and deodorant for the Woman’s Resource Center. Collection boxes for these two projects are located in the church office.

ABW October Update

The Lizzie Lewis Circle meets the first Thursday of each month in Fellowship Hall. Come and join and find out what ABW is all about. They are also collecting used postage stamps. The container is on the counter in the church office.

ABW News

Sat. Oct. 5th ABW Fall Rally at Breckenridge Baptist Church.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m. and concludes with lunch. The Rally Mission Project is towels, washcloths, pillows, twin bedding and blankets. All items must be new and light colors and will be donated to the Pine Haven Homeless Shelter.

We also are continuing to collect used postage stamps for a project. They can be left in the container on the counter in the church office.

The Lizzie Lewis Circle meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. All ladies are welcome.

ABW Fall Rally

Saturday, October 5th – Registration is at 9:30 – Program begins at 10:00 and concludes with lunch at noon at Breckenridge Baptist Church in Bolt. The program will be on the Pinehaven Homeless Shelter. Guest speakers are Chessie Collins from Crab Orchard Baptist and Virginia Peele the RCCAA Coordinator. Rally Mission Project is towels, washcloths, pillows, twin bedding and blankets. All items must be new and light colors.

ABW Mission Project

We continue to collect used postage stamps for a mission project.

Our MOP (Mission Outreach Project) 2019 Project will be buying rice for the House of Blessing students and their families in Thailand. The rice program was developed by the staff after they noticed the students were frequently absent or arriving exhausted. The teachers discovered that the kids were spending their evenings in the Night Market begging for money to help their parents provide food for their families. Although the parents are working, they struggle to provide for the basic needs of the family. The rice program provides rice if the parents promise not to make their children beg at night. The teachers then noticed a significant difference in the children coming to school more rested and eager to learn. The program has been successful, but unfortunately, the House of Blessing is having a difficult time funding the program. Our MOP goal of $6,000 will provide 16 House of Blessing families enough rice for the entire year! Please pray for each one of this ministry, the people they serve and the missionaries. If you would like to make a donation and have a women’s ministry program in place, please go through your regular channel of giving. If not, you are encouraged to donate individually.