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AC23-010a Stearns, KY

Stearns, Kentucky
Lord’s Café and Other Outreach

A team of volunteers is needed to serve in a free restaurant that has served as an outreach to the community for several years in one of the poorest counties in Appalachia. Team would perform morning set up at the café including cooking, general upkeep and cleaning. Lunch includes greeting and seating of guests, plating of food, serving, praying with guests and sharing the gospel. After lunch team will clean up and prep for the next day. A grocery giveaway included during the week. Need those who love people and are willing to engage them in conversation. Team can also work with requestor to possibly do other outreach during the week, such as block parties, VBS, laundromat outreach, clothing giveaways, etc. Bunkbed style mission housing is available at a local ministry center. Meals can be prepared at the Lords Café kitchen on days when it is not being used to feed the community. A $2 per person donation is requested for team member’s lunch when LC is in operation. The kitchen is a stocked commercial kitchen. Note:  Teams working with children and youth will be responsible for conducting professional background checks on all members over the age of 18. Team leader will be sent information from NCBM concerning options for this. (Project can be combined with AC23-002– Tiny Homes Community Construction)

Length of assignment:         4-7 Days
Preferred Dates:                    January - December 2023
Costs:                                      Travel to KY, lodging, some team food and ministry supplies

  Event Details  

Date and Time

From: Sunday, January 1, 2023

To: Sunday, December 31, 2023

The program is for an overnight stay

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Event Contacts

Mark Abernathy
(919) 459-5607

Melanie Crawford
(919) 459-5596


Stearns, Kentucky, United States

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