Pair of speakers talk about their recent mission work

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Two speakers representing local and foreign mission work spoke at the “In Prayer for Home and Abroad Celebration” March 1 at Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St.

Rev. Mikel Robinson, the pastor of Greenhill Missionary Baptist Church, spoke about his trips to Ghana to teach the children there about Jesus and how much God loves them. He gave some scenarios of conditions there in the children’s daily lives.  He spoke about how he could relate to the children of Ghana since he himself had grown up in poverty.

Robinson told how we are all brothers and sisters, all having the same divine heritage. Our skin color may be different but we are all related and God loves each of us the same.

Robinson has been going on mission trips for 26 years. He is also involved with installing water purification systems on these trips.

For more information about the trips, to volunteer or make a contribution, call Robinson at 502-875-7311 or write him at 340 Strathmore Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Rev. Rebecca Saager, Church of Ascension, spoke about the church’s Reading Camp Program designed to help children who need additional help in reading. She gave a slide show presentation of the previous year’s program.

She explained that the reading camp helps the children in more ways than just reading by improving their self confidence through activities such as swimming, pottery making, mental and physical balance routines and interaction with her trained therapy dog, just to name a few. 

The camp will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 16-20. The children are served breakfast, a snack and lunch. Saager said volunteers are needed in every area of the program including teaching/reading, counseling, mentoring, helping in physical activities and preparing the meals and clean up. Financial donations are appreciated. Those who would like to help may visit www.readingcamprocks.org/volunteer for more information.

At the beginning of the program, small colored stones were placed on each table for each of the CWU attendees to hold and say a silent prayer for issues of personal concern at home and abroad. At the end of the program, the stones from each table were placed on a prayer altar table.

Rev. Anna Jones and Timothy Taylor, a minister from First Baptist Church on Clinton Street, and Rev. Donna Aros, from St. Paul United Methodist Church, prayed for family, community and world peace.

The offering collected will benefit the Emergency Food Pantry of Frankfort/Franklin County.

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