2021 Appalachian Christmas Outreach
for Monthly Mission
Share a Gift of Love and the Gospel Message with a child in need this Christmas
We have an opportunity to help with this ministry again –The Appalachian Coalfields Ministry! It is sponsored by the NC Baptists on Mission and seeks to meet the physical and spiritual
needs of people living in the Appalachian area.
If you would like to help, this is what is needed:
1. Decide if you would like to help a boy or a girl.
2. Decide on the age: 4-7, 8-10, 11-14 or 15-17
3. Buy a backpack.
4. Purchase and fill the backpack with:
A. New items of warm clothing, for example: gloves, socks, winter hat, scarf, etc.
B. Include small pop-top canned food, for example: ravioli, tuna, beef stew,
vegetables, and fruit ( 3 or 4 cans).
C. One or two new, age-appropriate non-breakable toys, for example: small cars, balls,
dolls, yo-yo’s, jump rope, sidewalk chalk, card games, Legos, etc. For the oldest children (15-17) instead of a toy, buy things like flashlights, small thermos, hunting/fishing magazines for boys. For girls, buy things like jewelry, hair accessories, books, skin care products, etc.
D. Hygiene items – toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap, washcloth,
brush/comb. (Put items that may leak in a one gallon zip-lock bag.)
E. Wrapped hard candy
F. Put a note on the outside of the bag stating if it’s for a boy or girl and the age.
Zion’s collection date is by Sunday October 31. If you would prefer to make a financial
donation to this mission project you can designate your donation to Community Missions.
Once they are collected, a children’s Bible and a scripture Christmas story will be added to
each backpack on Wednesday Evening, November 3 during our Youth and Children’s Hands on Mission Project.
The bags will go to the Shelby Mission Camp to be distributed further.