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Wildewood Christian Church

Serving In Appalachia
May 27, 2023
Community: KY - Eastern
Partner: Elkhorn City First Baptist Church, Smile Faith Appalachia
Staff: Lydia Claeys, Natalia Smith

Park Pickup!

by Lydia Claeys | May 30, 2023 10:28 AM

This morning we went into the city of Elkhorn and cleaned up in the local park!

It was so amazing to clean up an area that is used in this community so they can enjoy it to it’s fullest!

Park Pickup!

Inner Child

by Lydia Claeys | May 30, 2023 10:31 AM

After cleaning up the park we took a much needed break and goofed off a little on the monkey bars!

You’re never too old to play!

Inner Child

Feed the 5,000!

by Lydia Claeys | May 30, 2023 10:39 AM

This afternoon we went to Guiding Light Community Church and helped out with some food distribution!

We filled 120 boxes with so many goodies for the community! It was such a blessing to be a part of this amazing thing that this church does!

You can definitely see God moving in this church!

Feed the 5,000!

Church on the Hill

by Lydia Claeys | May 30, 2023 10:46 AM

To end the day we went to the new location that Guiding Light Community Church is moving to!

We helped move some stuff from the old church to this one!

After we were all done the Pastor wanted to pray for all of us! It was such a blessing to help him and his family in any way we could. 

Church on the Hill

Seed Planters

by Natalia Smith | May 30, 2023 10:08 PM

Day two! 

This morning we worked at SmileFaith Appalachia in Jenkins. Our cleanup crew worked very hard organizing piles of treated wood and cinder blocks!

SmileFaith provides charitable dental care and community resources. We organized the space where they will hold their farmers markets and raised garden beds.

It will be an amazing space for the community to use!  So excited to plant a seed where the rest of the community will grow it.

Seed Planters

Sowing in Good Soil

by Natalia Smith | May 30, 2023 10:38 PM

We also helped organize wellness packages they provide for their community. They contain food, cleaning supplies, and household items! 

It’s amazing to see so much being done in Jenkins. What a blessing to have SmileFaith in this area!

Sowing in Good Soil

Laborers in the Harvest

by Natalia Smith | May 31, 2023 8:04 PM

Day three! 

Today we distributed food at a local church in Elkhorn city! 

It was such a privilege to be a laborer in this communities harvest! 

Laborers in the Harvest

Blessed with Smiles

by Natalia Smith | May 31, 2023 8:14 PM

We hand delivered over 100 boxes into individual’s cars. 

We were blessed with so many smiles and kind words! What an honor to serve each and every person we met today. 
Blessed with Smiles

A Sweet Surprise

by Natalia Smith | May 31, 2023 8:18 PM

Castle, a super cute dog, was very thankful and gave us so much love! So we returned the favor with pets and hugs!
A Sweet Surprise

Trees Singing of Joy

by Natalia Smith | June 2, 2023 3:27 PM

Day 4!

We went to Breaks Interstate Park and hiked their geological trail. It was incredible spending time in God’s creation!

Trees Singing of Joy

An Unforgettable Day!

by Natalia Smith | June 2, 2023 3:34 PM

Also at Breaks Interstate Park we went paddle boating! So many laughs and unforgettable memories were made!

The joy of the Lord was very present today!

An Unforgettable Day!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | June 5, 2023 11:57 PM

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