Mayfield, Ky.—The churches of the Graves County Baptist Association recently stepped up and delivered for kids in foster care.
On Nov. 4, Rev. Glynn Copeland, director of missions; Rev. Wayne Berry, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church; and Rick Downing, associate pastor of missions and administration at Mayfield First Baptist, delivered 138 duffel bags filled with toiletries, socks and writing supplies to the offices of Sunrise Children’s Services in Paducah. The team also presented a check in the amount of $711 to the agency. The duffel bags, supplies and funds were all donated by members of the association.
When children arrive at Sunrise, most are carrying all their belongings in a trash bag. In an effort to preserve the dignity of the children entering its care, Sunrise issued an appeal earlier this year asking supporters to donate duffel bags for distribution.
Sunrise Children’s Services, affiliated since 1869 with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, provides care and hope for hurting families and children through a variety of Christ-centered ministries, including foster care placement and counseling.