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07-12-2011


Mignon Baptist Church Looks to Help People Come to Christ

 


Members of Mignon Baptist Church help the Mountain Outreach summer team at University of the Cumberlands finish up a house for a family in rural Appalachia.

Williamsburg, Ky. - For the first time in 16 years the Mignon Baptist Church Group made their way back to Williamsburg, KY to assist with the University of the Cumberlands Mountain Outreach program. The church group from Sylacauga, Alabama had assisted with the program in 1995 to help build homes and serve the Lord. Now in 2011, they have found their way back.

“This is a great program and we are glad we can help with what we can,” said Kathy Varnadore. “We want to be God’s hands and feet in hopes that God’s spiritual needs might be met.”

Mignon arrived on Sunday July 3, and worked to help put the finishing touches on the house being built out on Little Cane Creek Road.

“This gives us an opportunity to minister like Christ ministered, to meet a need and hopefully it leads to spiritual salvation for the family,” exclaimed Mignon Baptist Pastor Todd Reaves.

The Church group, which brought 18 people to serve, has a lot of first time people participating in a mission trip. “This is a great ministry and a blessing,” says Joyce Rhodes. “How many blessings would I have missed by not coming?”

Mountain Outreach is a University of the Cumberlands ministry, with students and volunteers building more than 130 homes and making repairs and renovations to hundreds more for 27 years.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.