Partnering for the Building of God’s Kingdom.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, NIV)
Living Faith members are active around Hardin Co., especially in serving the community’s children. Members volunteer at Elizabethtown Head Start by helping kids play! These volunteers teach by doing things like modeling play with Legos and puzzles. Living Faith is also active at Mission Hope for Kids mentoring children and youth, donating needed items, and speaking on various topics like life skills and anger management.
For the last two years Living Faith has hosted the community for “Flights and Franks” – short flights around the community in a single engine plane and a lunch of hot dogs and fixings in a plane hanger at the air field.
Living Faith has been particularly involved in working to alleviate rural poverty in Eastern Kentucky. We partners with a 2nd grade class at Owsley County Elementary School in Booneville, KY. Members visit twice a year, taking school supplies in the fall and books and toys in the spring. During each trip we visit with the children and perform and join in activities in the classroom.
As part of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s “Together for Hope” initiative, Living Faith members have joined each year in Extreme Build – event in McCreary County sponsored by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky where a house is built in 10 days using partners who help fund the project and labor supplied by Kentucky Baptists.
Each November members pack plastic boxes with supplies for children and teenagers. Then we travel to Eastern Kentucky where CBF Field Personnel Scarlette Jasper distributes them. Living Faith hosts a Christmas pizza party with Santa Claus for the children and their families.
We partner with other churches nearby for work and fellowship, as we seek to improve our communities and get to know one another.
Living Faith partners with Karen Smith in her ministries in Morocco. These include teaching women skills so they can help support their families; providing new and refurbished wheel chairs to those who need them; and working in a school for deaf children in Morocco.
Through Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky, Living Faith partners with a church in Fez, Morocco. We send support for a minister-in-training and for refugee and migrant aid relief. Each Advent season additional funds are collected by selling Christmas cards to provide food, medication, housing, blanket, and other needs for refugees and migrants in Morocco. Just as important though, is the relationships we are with them through prayer support, letters, and visits.
In the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Offering, collected during the Advent season, we are able to offer support for nearly 100 field personnel who serve among the most marginalized peoples around the globe.