‘We’ve been waiting for you’ Swazis tell Kentucky WMU

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

SWAZILAND—Twelve Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union affiliated volunteers embarked Aug. 10 on a mission trip to Swaziland, delivering hospice buckets and sharing Christ’s love. Joy Bolton, executive director of the Kentucky WMU, led the group along with Wayne Myers, an International Mission Board missionary.

“The sense of God’s love for each person gripped the team as we discussed the visits,” Bolton shared. “We each realized that not only did God love each one of these Swazi people so much He sent His Son Jesus, but God loved the ones visited so much that He would send a team from Kentucky to share the gospel and bring a bucket of things to help their family care for them.” Continue reading “‘We’ve been waiting for you’ Swazis tell Kentucky WMU”

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East Kentucky church among first to embrace solar power

Originally published in Western Recorder and Baptist Press- www.westernrecorder.org & www.bpnews.net

CAMPTON—An eastern Kentucky congregation has become one of the first to embrace solar power as a means to simultaneously help their community and reduce their carbon footprint.

Campton Baptist Church in Wolfe County recently installed 80 solar panels on the roof of the church, a project sponsored and installed by Sonlight Power, an Ohio based non-profit that provides renewable electricity to communities worldwide. This was their first project in the United States.

Campton’s pastor, Gary Conner, sees this project as a “way to invest in the community,” he said. Continue reading “East Kentucky church among first to embrace solar power”

Westport Road ‘energized’ by WinShape day camp

Originally published in Western Recorder-www.westernrecorder.org

LOUISVILLE—Westport Road Baptist Church in Louisville saw 281 kids from the church, the community, and even across town gather July 24-28 for WinShape day camps. This marked the fifth year that Westport Road has hosted WinShape, a gospel driven, community centered, Chick-Fil-A-sponsored day camp.

“It just brings an energy, I think, into the church,” Jeanne McClure, Westport’s children’s minister, said of the program. “We have a church that supports children’s ministry. I think that when they see WinShape, and they see the energy and how excited our church kids get about it and how excited the volunteers get to do it, it energizes just the church as a whole.” Continue reading “Westport Road ‘energized’ by WinShape day camp”