Church assists flood victims


Children raise money for Shriners Hospital

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo Brenda Cameron (left), a member of the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family, presents the Rev. Wayne Price (right), pastor of the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville, Kentucky, with a check for $200. The money was donated by Lockhart Free Will along with a number of other items collected by the church family to assist the residents of Flat Gap, Kentucky, who were victimized by flooding in July. Lockhart Free Will pastor the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of Flat Gap.


Courtesy photo This is some of the damage done by a flood that struck the community of Flat Gap, Kentucky in July. Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church collected non-perishable food items, school supplies, and children’s clothes for the residents of the community and made a $200 donation to relief efforts there. Lockhart Free Will pastor the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of Flat Gap.


Courtesy photo This is one of the homes damaged by a flood that struck the community of Flat Gap, Kentucky in July. To help the residents of Flat Gap recover, the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family collected non-perishable food items school supplies, and children’s clothing and made a $200 donation to relief efforts. The items were transported to Kentucky on Aug. 18 and presented to an area minister whose church is assisting the flood victims. The Rev. Brian Bishop, pastor of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church, is a native of Flat Gap.


Courtesy photo These were the non-perishable food items, school supplies, and children’s clothing collected by the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family for flood victims in Flat Gap, Kentucky. The church also made a $200 donation to relief efforts in Flat Gap. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of that community.


LOCKHART — Vacation Bible School is a time for fun but at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church this summer’s Vacation Bible School also had a serious side as the children attending and the rest of the church family worked to help a children’s hospital and a community devastated by flooding.

The Vacation Bible School was held Aug. 2-5 and was attended by approximately 60 children who took part in a number of fun, Christian-oriented activities including learning songs to sing; Bible study taught the by church’s pastor; and crafts and games. Each evening began with a meal that included chicken tenders, pizza, and hot dogs as well as chips, cakes, and soft drinks.

Even as they were having fun, however, the children taking part in the Vacation Bible School were also acting in accordance with Jesus Christ’s command to His followers that they minister to the needy, including the sick. Church member Brenda Cameron said that during the Vacation Bible School the children collected a total of $250 which was donated to the Shriners Hospital in Greenville.

According to its website (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville “delivers the highest quality care for a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Our inpatient and outpatient units are colorful, kid-friendly, and designed to calm patients and families. We have close affiliations with several medical teaching facilities, where many of our current staff members also serve as educators, sharing their expertise with tomorrow’s medical professionals.”

In addition to the children collecting money for the hospital during Vacation Bible School, Cameron said the church also collected non-perishable food items, school supplies, and children’s clothing for a Kentucky community devastated by flooding in July.

Cameron said that Lockhart Free Will’s pastor, the Rev. Brian Bishop, is a native of Flat Gap, Kentucky. She said that in July a creek overflowed its banks in Flat Gap washing away houses and mobile homes with many of those who lived there losing most or all of what they owned.

To help the residents of Flat Gap recover from the flood, Cameron said the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family collected non-perishable food items, school supplies and children’s clothing for them. In addition, the church also made a $200 donation to the ongoing relief effort in Flat Gap.

Cameron said that on Aug. 18, she, her brother Robert Miller, sister Morine Davis, and friend Ellen Wilson took the donated items to Kentucky to the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville which she said is heavily involved in relief efforts in Flat Gap. She said they presented the check for $200 and the other donated items to the church’s pastor, the Rev. Wayne Price, to be used to assist the residents of Flat Gap victimized by the flooding.

“We’re just glad we were able to help,” Cameron said.

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Brenda Cameron (left), a member of the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family, presents the Rev. Wayne Price (right), pastor of the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville, Kentucky, with a check for $200. The money was donated by Lockhart Free Will along with a number of other items collected by the church family to assist the residents of Flat Gap, Kentucky, who were victimized by flooding in July. Lockhart Free Will pastor the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of Flat Gap.
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Brenda Cameron (left), a member of the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family, presents the Rev. Wayne Price (right), pastor of the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville, Kentucky, with a check for $200. The money was donated by Lockhart Free Will along with a number of other items collected by the church family to assist the residents of Flat Gap, Kentucky, who were victimized by flooding in July. Lockhart Free Will pastor the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of Flat Gap.

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This is some of the damage done by a flood that struck the community of Flat Gap, Kentucky in July. Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church collected non-perishable food items, school supplies, and children’s clothes for the residents of the community and made a $200 donation to relief efforts there. Lockhart Free Will pastor the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of Flat Gap.

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This is some of the damage done by a flood that struck the community of Flat Gap, Kentucky in July. Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church collected non-perishable food items, school supplies, and children’s clothes for the residents of the community and made a $200 donation to relief efforts there. Lockhart Free Will pastor the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of Flat Gap.

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This is one of the homes damaged by a flood that struck the community of Flat Gap, Kentucky in July. To help the residents of Flat Gap recover, the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family collected non-perishable food items school supplies, and children’s clothing and made a $200 donation to relief efforts. The items were transported to Kentucky on Aug. 18 and presented to an area minister whose church is assisting the flood victims. The Rev. Brian Bishop, pastor of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church, is a native of Flat Gap.

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This is one of the homes damaged by a flood that struck the community of Flat Gap, Kentucky in July. To help the residents of Flat Gap recover, the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family collected non-perishable food items school supplies, and children’s clothing and made a $200 donation to relief efforts. The items were transported to Kentucky on Aug. 18 and presented to an area minister whose church is assisting the flood victims. The Rev. Brian Bishop, pastor of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church, is a native of Flat Gap.

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These were the non-perishable food items, school supplies, and children’s clothing collected by the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family for flood victims in Flat Gap, Kentucky. The church also made a $200 donation to relief efforts in Flat Gap. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of that community.
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These were the non-perishable food items, school supplies, and children’s clothing collected by the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church family for flood victims in Flat Gap, Kentucky. The church also made a $200 donation to relief efforts in Flat Gap. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Brian Bishop is a native of that community.
Children raise money for Shriners Hospital

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

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