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07-02-2012


UC’s Baptist Campus Ministries Share Witnessing Dolls

 


Lukey with his doll and the dolls he requested for his siblings.

Williamsburg, Ky. – Every spring break, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) sends groups all around the country to spread the word of God to children and share His love with others. This year, the group used Witnessing Dolls to pass out to children as a sign that God is always with them. The dolls were donated by Mission Service Corps (MSC) Missionary Robin Reeves and her Sewing Seeds of Ministry.

“The women of Frankfort Baptist Church might not be able to go on a mission trip themselves, but through these salvation dolls they can share as we are the feet, hands, and bodies that take the good news,” said BCM Director Dean Whitaker. “Each one has a plan of salvation attached to its beads that share how to receive Christ and follow Him.”

 


Photo of Robin (left) with David Intal (right) and Dean Whitaker (middle) with the Witnessing Doll gifts.

One group from BCM traveled to New York to visit Brooklyn and Queens to speak the word to people of different backgrounds with Urban Impact, a ministry that teaches English to a variety of ethnic groups in the surrounding area. BCM also ministered to parents and their young children, teaching about the Lord’s Supper and how Jesus loved His friends so much that he died for them. 40 Salvation Dolls were given to those children and a public school district nearby.

“The Dolls are a witnessing tool,” said Reeves. “The different color beads represent a different stage in salvation. One side of the doll has closed eyes that represent before you know Christ and the other side of the doll has opened eyes for when you get to know Christ. When the dolls are shared, we explain the void in our hearts without Him and that He is there to provide for you when you accept the Lord into your life.”

Students were moved by the impact the dolls had on one woman and her son Lukey after recently moving to New York to recover from a divorce. After receiving a doll, the young boy also requested two more dolls to give to his siblings. “As he hugged the dolls, I told them I would be in prayer for their family and that the ladies at Frankfort Baptist would be blessed to know that they had brightened his world through these dolls,” said Dean. The group still prays for her and her 3 children that God’s love be shown to them through the gospel truth that was ministered.

“Sewing” Seeds of Kindness Ministry was formed in 2009 by MSC Missionary Robin Reeves at Frankfort Baptist Church in Corbin, Kentucky after receiving two boxes of “Dolls on Mission” witnessing dolls from the North American Mission Board. Since then, the group of ladies has met weekly to handcraft over 6,000 witnessing dolls. These dolls have been shipped all around the world, including 27 states in the U.S. and 17 countries.

“It’s amazing how God orchestrated it all,” said Robin. “God opened the doors for me and it helped our women’s group at the Church become excited and everyone started to get involved.”

Acts 1:8 reinforces where Jesus told his followers, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses, first in Jerusalem, then in Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.