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First Baptist Students Continue to Bless CUOC

The student ministry at First Baptist Church of Asheboro, NC already has a rhythm to bless their community every Wednesday night.  Wednesdays are the "Send" arm of a three prong student ministry strategy of, "Win, Equip, Send," developed by Mark Hall, skilled student pastor for over thirty years.  Mark's group normally volunteers once a week with community organizations like CUOC, Habitat for Humanity, Your Choices Randolph and helping shut ins. 



Last night the student ministry team gathered once again to do what feels normal to them:  packing federal food assistance boxes.  Together, they packed 135 boxes. The team has been doing this for years so the students know what to do when they arrive.  They're a well-oiled machine!  CUOC depends on this group monthly to get the boxes packed and ready to distribute to the community.  In these times the group will be at CUOC almost weekly to help ready the pantry for the community.

When pastoral staff at First Baptist met this past Tuesday they decided to lead the church in a pounding for CUOC.  On Wednesday, April 8th the student volunteer team will be at CUOC from 6-7pm to receive and shelve drive in donations from the church family that CUOC will disburse to those in need in our community.  The student team will accept donations through minimal contact. 

These students are learning the importance of serving in times like these.  Boxes cannot be distributed if they are not packed.  They take pride in being the workforce behind meeting the needs of Randolph County. 

Jesus' teachings are clear:

34 Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'  Matthew 25:34-36

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