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Kansas City, MO group helps with Appalachian Ministries


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Appalachian Ministries kicked off its summer missions with a busy week in Whitley County, Ky. From June 3-6, AM volunteers held a Vacation Bible School at Williamsburg’s Brush Arbor apartments and worked on projects at Cedaridge Ministries and Emergency Christian Ministries.

AM students were joined by a group of 31 from Liberty Christian Fellowship in Kansas City, Missouri. The 16 fifth-graders and 13 adult sponsors came to Williamsburg to participate in mission work as part of a discipleship program, “Truth Seekers”. The kids are trained in ministry and discipleship for three years and participate in ministry opportunities close to home before a week-long missions trip away.


During the week of ministry, the children made lunches, sorted donated items and served more than 20 children at the Brush Arbor VBS, helping them with crafts, sharing Bible stories and playing games. Sponsor Sharon said that the idea of “kids serving kids” is the culmination of the three years of training the Truth Seekers have received.

Appalachian Ministries volunteers—made up of UC students—leave for Kaskaskia, Illinois next week, where they will work at a church camp. Established in 1975, Appalachian Ministries gives students the opportunity to minister to area children, youth and families. Under the direction of the Appalachian Ministries director, student workers pick up and take participating children to local churches to lead them in recreation, crafts, games, and Bible lessons.

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; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit