Having trouble viewing this e-newsletter? Click here for the online version.
NC Baptist Men/Baptists On Mission
NC Baptist Men/Baptists On Mission
May 27, 2020
Ministries Mission Projects Events Training Camps Church Programs Mission Resources  

It was the British missionary William Carey who said, “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God”. I have thought about that quote a lot during the past few months of Covid-19 response. Here are some of the things that Baptists on Mission has been doing to minister to people affected by Covid-19:

County Coordinators

For Covid-19 response, we have utilized our disaster relief network of volunteers to set up Covid-19 county coordinators for all 100 NC counties. We have had over 600 churches who have said that they want to be a part of a network of churches who are ministering in their communities. The county coordinators have worked to help connect these churches with people in need in their communities. If your church would like to be part of that network, sign up by going to https://baptistsonmission.org/Coronavirus/Is-Your-Church-Willing-to-Help.

Isolated people

We have also worked through 2-1-1 to help identify people who are high risk and have food or medicine needs. So far, more than 300 families have been connected with local churches and these churches are ministering to them on a regular basis in Jesus’ name.

Grants

We have been blessed to be able to provide churches with more than $130,000 for Covid-19 grants. We have also been able to provide $100,000 worth of bulk food for churches who are cooking for people in need in their communities.

Food Boxes

We are so thankful to have received a USDA grant to provide food boxes to families across our state. Through this grant we are providing 8,000 Farm to Family Produce boxes each week to families affected by Covid-19. What an opportunity to help hurting people! That’s approximately 150,000 pounds of fresh produce and fruit that will be distributed each week for the next 6 weeks (or more). In addition to the produce, we are distributing 2,000 gallons of milk, 2,000 pounds of cheese and 9,600 pounds of meat each week. 185 churches and community centers signed up to help distribute this food. These churches and community centers are working with people affected by Covid-19 and they stretch all across our state from Cherokee County in the West to Swan Quarter and Atlantic in the East! We have set up 17 different distribution sites for the Produce boxes and 15 different distribution sites for the meat, milk and cheese boxes. Our Disaster Relief volunteers, our disaster relief leaders, drivers and our staff are working so hard to make this possible!  What an opportunity, what a responsibility!

God has been so good to us and has provided so many opportunities to minister in His name. This is a great opportunity and a great responsibility. “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God”.

Richard Brunson
Baptists on Mission

 

205 Convention Drive, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512 | toll free 800.395.5102 | phone 919.467.5100
fax 919.460.6329 | web www.baptistsonmission.org | Send us comments or suggestions.

You are subscribed to this e-Newsletter as: . If you are receiving this message in error or would prefer not to receive future e-mails please:

To ensure delivery of future Baptists On Mission emails, please add no-reply@baptistsonmission.org
to your contact list.

© 2020 NC Baptist Men/Baptists On Mission. All Rights Reserved.