When you hear “Mission Trip” you usually think of a church visiting Africa, Mexico or some other far away land. Rarely do you hear about mission trips in the U.S., although they are indeed common. Walter Hill First Baptist Church aims to help one of those not so distant areas in the near future. The local church will visit one of the poorest communities in our nation which is less than 7-hours away from Murfreesboro. The church will head to Fedscreek, Kentucky at the border of Virginia in the coming weeks.
Members of the Walter Hill church will be collecting school supplies for children in Kentucky for their annual Appalachian Mission Trip. This is where they need your help in a major way… on Saturday, April 27, the church will hold a yard sale and bake sale to help raise money for their upcoming trip. Money raised on Saturday, the 27th will pay for gas and food during the mission. Patsy Bumbalough, a member of Walter Hill Baptist explains what volunteers can expect on their travels to Kentucky…
According to a 2009 Census, the per capita income in Fedscreek, Kentucky rings in at just under $15,000 annually. Newer reports indicate that income has risen to about $18,000 per person in 2013. The average value of a home in Fedscreek is less than $55,000. Fedscreek is in the rural foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Location of Bake Sale and Yard Sale on 4/27/13:
Walter Hill First Baptist Church
6607 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Patsy Bumbalough, Walter Hill First Baptist Church Member
Map of Fedscreek, Kentucky
U.S. Census from 2000 and 2009