MOUNTAIN VISION

For several years, our church family has partnered with Mountain Vision to help bless families living in Kentucky and West Virginia. According to their website, Mountain Vision was formed in 1993 with the primary focus of ministering to Appalachia’s children growing up in poverty and their families. The ministry partners with several churches to help provide clothes, food and household items.  Essential needs often taken for granted by my family but needed by so many. Since 1993, Mountain Vision has delivered an estimated 4 million pounds of food to communities in Kentucky, West Virginia and southeastern Ohio.

If you have a heart for missions, have questions about missions, have been on several mission trips or no mission trips, please begin praying for all of the people God will call this year to be His hands and feet, share His love and light with the children and families of Appalachia. God calls people to serve in many different ways: to go, donate, pray, encourage…

UPDATE:  On December 11 & 12, 2015 Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church partnered with four other churches from Wayne, Holmes and Stark counties to serve in Webster Springs, West Virginia. Webster Springs is the county seat of Webster County. It is located in central West Virginia, about an hour south of Elkins. According to US Census Bureau data for 2009 – 2014, almost 9,000 people live in Webster County with a median household income under $28,000 per year. Approximately 25% of the residents live in poverty.

Our church family donated hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, diapers, laundry soap  and personal hygiene bags consisting of tooth paste, shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, lotion, comb/ brush, deodorant, toilet paper,  dish soap, razors & shaving cream.

Once they arrived in Webster Springs, helped to unload several items at the local mission center then spent time preparing for a  holiday lunch and Christmas party for the families of Webster Springs.

 

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:37-40 (NIV)