Hurricane Sandy Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy the North Carolina Baptist on Mission (NCBM) Assessors are trying to send groups to locations in North Carolina and New Jersey.

They are in need of volunteers to go to New Jersey on the feeding unit trips. Anyone interested in going to New Jersey to help needs to contact Todd Phillips by phone at 704-651-8932 or via email

Todd is also looking to start a list of  recovery volunteers for locations here in North Carolina and then head north. The primary locations in North Carolina will be at the Outer Banks. The NCBM is looking to send groups out in the next few days. If you are interested contact Todd Phillips or click here for more information and ways to donate or volunteer.



Missionary Update: Willene Byrd

Bobby and Willene Byrd moved to Guatemala in August of 2010 to establish World Reach Missions and further the Gospel in Central America. Last week Willene became ill and was hospitalized in Guatemala City. After tests, the doctors found kidney stones. Willene flew to Charlotte on Saturday and is receiving IV antibiotics at home as the doctors evaluate her recovery over the next couple of weeks. A decision on removing the stones will be made in the near future.

Please keep Willene and the Byrd family in your prayers as they move through the recovery process. Also continue to pray for those who have been touched by World Reach Missions as God uses this to further His kingdom.

Donuts with Dad

As part of our +1 local initiative at Hickory Grove elementary school, Michelle Jones, Richard Contreras, Kyle Scarlett, Arnold Kessler, and Mike Williams took part in their donuts with dads program this past Thursday morning.  Our objectives with this partnership have been to engage the immediate community around Main Campus with the sole purposes of building relationships, sharing Christ, and making disciples.  Donuts with Dad allowed us the opportunity to have positive interaction with the administration of HGES and to meet literally hundreds of father figures in the community in which our main campus sits.  God is also opening up other doors for the Gospel over at HGES as several of their families are now coming to our Wednesday night ESL classes, several of our staff our working one on one to reach specific students through their Reading Buddies program, accepting weekly prayer requests from their staff members, promoting HGBC programs such as Fall Festival and HG sports seasons, and more!  We are truly excited about our past , present, and future opportunities to engage the families and staff over at Hickory Grove Elementary school.