We sent a short-term mission team to Beverly, Kentucky this morning. Our team will assist Red Bird Mission as they seek to serve the needs of the Appalachian people in Clay, Bell and Leslie counties. These three counties are some of the poorest in the country. The mountains cause isolation making basic life services difficult to reach. In the rural areas, it can take an hour to drive to places like the grocery store, the bank, or the hospital. Industries are very few in this area. Therefore, many people are left unemployed or are forced to travel extensively to work. Since 1921, Red Bird has provided education for the children, met needs of the elderly, new mothers and infants, helped greatly with home repair, and now this year has built a water kiosk that will provide clean drinking water to the residents of these counties.
Please keep our team in your prayers and check out Red Bird’s website for more information about this vital ministry.
Rev. Brandon Dasinger, Missions Pastor