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Women's Missionary Union - Missions in Action
Led by Carolyn Keller

Virginia Baptist missions were named for Alma Hunt, known world-wide for her mission service.  Here at Southampton, we designate those offerings to our Mary Burke Fund.  Mary and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Burke, were members of Southampton years ago and Mary was a faithful worker in our WMU.  Carolyn Keller leads our mission now and regularly organizes goods and services to benefit the South Richmond Baptist Center, Church Hill Christian Wellness Center, Oregon Hill Baptist Center, VCU Bapist Center, African Christian Community Church, Camp Alkulana in Millboro, Virginia among other worthy organizations and peoples.

January, 2018 MESSAGE FROM CAROLYN

Thanks for your support for The Christmas Store in December. Twenty-one (21) churches contributed gifts/money. Eleven (11) churches supplied 79 volunteers to the endeavor. As a result of these efforts, 98 families in the Oregon Hill and South Richmond communities had gifts to open. That meant 249 children had smiles on their faces on Christmas morning.
I am looking forward to being able to expand our mission work in 2018. I still need a couple more helping hands to serve the Thursday meal at the Oregon Hill Center on January 18. The Center also needs help with the laundry program. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church provides volunteers and some funding to do weekly laundry for the homeless. They could use some help with supplying detergent and fabric softener. The laundry “pods” are preferred.
We all know how fast time seems to fly, so I thought I’d give you a reminder that preparations will soon be underway for another summer at Camp Alkulana. There are 2 days scheduled for cleanup…(May 19 and June 2). If sweeping, mopping, washing windows, pulling weeds, and having a good time with others is one of your strengths, put one of these dates on your calendar.
It is so exciting to be starting a brand new year, in a brand new space, with brand new brothers and sisters. New energy abounds! But sometimes the “new” brings anxiety due to the unknown. Just keep in mind that we’re being guided by the same “old” God. We’ve known Him for years. He has a pretty good track record for not leading us alone or astray.
As we close the doors at 7521 Comanche, we have been able to open doors for many others by gifting them with things we no longer need. Wesley Garrett, mission director of the South Richmond Center, was so grateful to receive our large freezer which will allow him to expand his Family Feeding program. Other recipients were the VCU Friends of the Library for many children's books and New Life Outreach for toys, dishes, other household and medical items. Also,many items were provided to individuals known personally to have a need.
To God be the glory.
Carolyn