West Virginia Missions
2020 WV Mission Trip
This year marks the sixteenth year that the churches of the Hephzibah and Kilpatrick Baptist Associations minister in the Bluefield, West Virginia area churches. Although our VBS teams were unable to go due to the pandemic, the 9 member construction team traveled up to Bluefield on Sunday afternoon, July 12th, to prepare the space above the Bridge Baptist Clothes Closet Store in Matoaka for housing ministry teams that come to serve there. Together with PastorTom, we scraped walls, "mudded-in", sanded, primed walls and ceilings, and swept. It was great to hear he had a team ready to come finish out with painting the facility.
We filled 72 backpacks with school supplies donated by Botsford Baptist Church (HBA) for children connected to the churches we serve in West Virginia. Pastor Tom of Matoaka and his wife Teresa graciously these as well the girls' jumpers sent up from 1st Louisville Baptist (HBA) and helped us make sure they were distributed to children in Matoaka as well as children ministered to by other Baptist churches we work with in the area.
On our last afternoon, we drove over to Pocahontas and were able to visit with a few of the youth and greet Pastor Richard of Pocahontas Baptist. We also drove over to Tazewell, to see a prospective VBS site for next year.
We look forward to next summer when we hope to return and encourage the area churches and share the love of Christ through VBS and construction once more. Please consider and pray about being involved in WV Mission Trip 2021.
Trip Dates: July 10 - 16, 2021
Deposit/Registration Deadline: TBA
Total Cost: $225 -Non A/C dorm or $255 -A/C Dorm
/*A/C dorm is first payment in FULL, first serve
**All participants must provide their own linens for the week**
Deposit Due: TBA, $50 (non-refundable)
Balance Due by TBA
Forms needed for each individual:
● Registration Form (everyone. mail or submit online)
● Medical Release Form and copy of Insurance card front/back (everyone. mail)
● Background Check Consent Form (18+ yrs of age, mail)
● Child Protection Policy Agreement Form (everyone, mail)
If you have any questions call Rev Tim Batchelor 706-270-4139 cell or contact the Kilpatrick Baptist Association office – 706-595-5324.