The May Missions meeting brought an unexpected surprise in the form of three visitors. We were visited by none other than Mike and Liesa Dodson, Virginia Team Coordinators and co-founders of Hope for Appalachia ministry. The ladies in attendance watched a brief video of the work HFA does as well as heard testimonies from Mike, Liesa and Wes Mills. Mike is pastor at New Salem Baptist Church and Wes is pastor at the Gathering Christian church here in Amissville. Wes attended his first HFA missions trip around Easter. The group also had a nice introduction to our own Pastor Peter Witkowski.
Hope for Appalachia brings hope to an area in our country that has been mostly forgotten. HFA now partners with churches throughout Virginia and North Carolina. HFA is also looking for two missionaries from our church to join them on their November trip to deliver hats, scarves, gloves, blankets and coats. Please keep the dates of November 28th through December 1st in your prayers. If you are interested in participating in the November trip please see myself or one of the ladies in missions here at our church.