by Norma Gunter
On Saturday May 17th the American Baptist Women’s Spring Rally was held at the Beaver First Baptist church. Our own Joyce Mills is the president of the Raleigh Association ABW, Nancy Moran is the secretary and I’m the Coordinator of Mission and Service. At the rally our AB Area Minister gave his greeting and sang “Not For Sale”. He also gave a report on his mission trip to Bolivia last year where they built a COB house in a few days for less than $3000. The house is made from homemade bricks made of sand, straw and mud with a tin roof, solar and water systems. This year they plan to go back and build two COB houses. If you ever wanted to go on a mission trip this would be a good group to join.
The speakers for the rally were Johnny and Robin Walker. I refer you back to last months BEAM article which featured the work of the Walkers with the Kodiak Baptist Mission in Alaska. Beaver First Baptist church has supported this Mission for years & the Walkers, who are members of the Beaver First Baptist Church, are planning another trip to Alaska this summer. The offering and gift cards went to the horse camp at the Kodiak Mission. Johnny showed a video of their work there. Robert Prince, another member of the church, told of his work with the Kodiak Mission children and the golf camp. Mission groups were also at the Kodiak Mission doing repair work like building steps.
Again, if you have a desire to serve the Lord there are short-term mission trips all around the world. They are life changing. Like the Walkers who went to Alaska last year & are going back this year you may find you would also want to return over and over.
A group of 10 women from Beckley FBC are going to Parchment Valley June 7 for the ABW Annual Conference. Come join us. There is still time to go. Call Linda Ramsey for details.