Alex Nsengimana, national speaker for Operation Christmas Child, will share his testimony. Alex received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box as a young child while living in an orphanage. He will share the impact of the gift and how this ministry helps millions of needy children around the world.
North Carolina Baptists have an ongoing partnership with the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association. The Resource Center is now accepting gently used or new coats for men, women and children. These coats will be taken to New York in December and be distributed along with Bibles and Jesus videos. You are asked to include $2.00 per coat to cover the cost of Bibles and Jesus videos. Checks should be made to Buncombe Baptist Association and designated for "Coats for the City." Coats should be sorted into heavy duty plastic bags according to sizes. Deadline for receiving coats is October 15, 2014.
Many of our churches have asked about recycling Sunday School literature. Beginning the week of September 8-11, 2014, we will collect specific supplies at the Resource Center. The materials will be transported to Harvest Seed Ministry of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Shelby, NC where it will be processed for shipment to English speaking countries throughout the world to further the spread of the Gospel message. We will continue to collect items one week following the end of each Sunday School quarter. Like materials should be sorted together. Each box should be labeled with the quantity and contents of the box. We will accept the following items: Bibles (new, used, any translation, in any condition):All Bibles, New Testaments, Bible portions, individual Gospel booklets Tracts:All tracts Sunday School Supplies:Quarterlies, teacher books, teaching packets, teaching pictures, etc. for all ages and all publishers. Children's packets should include just teaching help items and be in the plastic cover sealed shut. Do not send any handiwork or crafts the children have made.