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FBC ‘House of Hope’ offers Coats and Books for Kids
Tyler County Booster - November 2009
First Baptist Church of Woodville “Coats for Kids Ministry” has officially taken up residence in what was the former home for Pastors but now has become a “House of Hope” which provides needed coats for children as cold weather heads our way. The group also provides books for kids. Last week the organization gave away over 50 coats. According to Pastor Ross Shelton, “The House of Hope” located next door to the Woodville Post Office on the corner of Wheat and Village Streets is only in its embryonic stages. There will be more ministry to flow out of it in the future. We have a lot of energetic people working on the project.” Spearheaded by LaVelle Bush and Lois and Lloyd Hendrix others participating in the charitable venture include: Gracie Holland, Kenni Satterwhite, Beverly Johnson, Betty Spence, LaVelle Bush and Charlotte Weaver. The Coats for Kids Ministries will operate on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All sizes from baby through teen age will be offered. Some new, some slightly used. There are also some adult coats and jackets available. The Ministry will also give books to every child “Because we believe children who learn to read early will do better in school and later in life, “ said Volunteer Lois Hendricks. “This is the first of other ministries to be offered as we pray that the Lord will use this building as a True House of Hope.” Persons with questions are encouraged to call the church office at 283-2588.