Over the past several weeks, GAP has been blessed to receive food from a large food drive undertaken by the South District Association of Baptist in central Kentucky. First Baptist Church of Danville, Parksville Baptist Church, and New Journey Baptist Church have transported thousands of items to our center. We are so grateful for not only these churches but for all the churches in the association who participated in this wonderful event. These items are much more than just cans of food, for they are tools that will not only fill empty bellies but will be used to share the love of Jesus Christ with our people! Please join us in praising God for His provision through His people!
Heartland Church from Paducah, KY sent their second team of the year April 2nd through Aril 6th, 2018. The team was led by their youth department with a total of 12 excited servants for Christ. They grilled hamburgers for BeansTalk, served at the Thrift Store, and ministered at the Group Home and Senior Citizens’ Center. They also showed the love of Christ at a home construction ministry site where they put down new flooring in a room. The home owner was thrilled and forever changed by their Christ-likeness. The team also hosted our first Supper @ GAP. Temperatures were cold and quite windy that evening but we still had a great time connecting to our families that braved the weather. Thank you Heartland. We look forward to seeing three more teams from your church this year! (Please click on the photo below to view more pictures.)
GAP hosted our first mission team of 2018 in March! It was such a joy to have the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, Florida serve alongside us. The team of eight served supper at Golden Years, ministered to our families at BeansTalk during distribution, ministered to families during serval home visits, sorted clothing at our new Thrift Store, prepared materials for our Easter ministry event, and gave the outside of the lodge a good spring cleaning. It was a busy, fun-filled week with ministry and sharing the love of Jesus. During distribution we were privileged to have our first salvation of the year as we witnessed one gentleman come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! This year makes 10 years of partnership with FBC of Winter Garden. Three of the teammates on this trip have been to GAP every one of those years. We are so excited that this year will be the first that Winter Garden will be sending two teams. The second team will arrive July 29th. Thank you Winter Garden for your faithful partnership and ministry! (Please click on the photo below to view more pictures.)