We are all called at different times, in different ways, to serve our fellow man. There are usually roadblocks that get in our way. I have my own, you can read about them at http://www.jamesfranklinkelly.com/my_testimony There are 5 other college students, who are joining me, with life, school and personal issues challenging for their attention.
Nevertheless, we are challenged to work together in our own back yard as well as other places. We use our skills; some by encouraging, some by working, yet others by support through prayers and finances.
Specifically, Aydelotte Church in Shawnee has been partnering with Cherry River Baptist Church in Richwood, West Virginia to serve and evangelize a community that has suffered tremendous natural disaster (2 years ago the town was wiped out by a flood) and economic loss. This was a new church with a specific mission to find and serve the forgotten and the people left behind by others. We specifically need many prayers as we seek to comfort and evengelize lost members of this mountain community as well as help grow this small church who are all in on pursuing that purpose. There are hard workers in that loving community, they have helped their neighbors and served other places for decades sometimes with everything they have. If you're like me, you know what a blessing it is when tragedy strikes to have people from other places showing up eager to help. Now it's there turn to recieve, so they can return to being that community that I have personally known of most of my life. There are a certain number of you that will feel the call to serve financially with us and others to pray, God has given us a specific mission that will bring results and He will fund thru our church in Oklahoma, you and others.
You should know that I have led many such trips and they are managed frugally and we will be prepared to share the Gospel and lend Christian service as needed. We will sleep and eat at the church and try to visit every person in the community, talking to them about the Gospel and the local church there looking for needs and making connections. We will also work on the church as time and skills permit.
Should you wish to join with us financially, all funds will be going towards supplies to help in that effort. We are ready. Reason with us and respond how God tells you to. Follow our mission on www.abcshawnee.org And pray; We need God to soften ears and hearts so that we might be a messanger of good news!
Thank you and blessings!
Deacon, Aydelotte Baptist Church