How do you love a God who gave you everything and not want to give to others? How do you watch the unsaved die and go to hell without wanting to show them the way to the Savior? That's why we do missions. To serve, to evangelize and to help the less fortunate.
We are grateful to a merciful God who has given us eternal life through his son, Jesus. We want everyone in the world to know how it feels to be restored to a perfect relationship to our Creator and Savior. So we train, we save, we pack, we prepare, we plan, we travel, we teach, we cook, we sew, we build, and most of all, we love. We love the eternally lost enough to sacrifice time, energy, vacations, etc. to share the gospel message.
We stay home and reach our community
We stay near home and lead Bible camps and activities
We travel in our state to meet the needs in nearby counties
We travel through the country to assist in disaster relief efforts and to evangelize
We travel to foreign countries to serve as missionaries in partnership with other missions efforts.
Bland County, VA
view photos from the trips below
Peru, South America
view photos from the trips below
Where Have We Been?
We participated in Operation Shoebox. This is a ministry of the Franklin Graham's called Samaritan's Purse. If you are interested, you may read more about it here: Samaritan's Purse.
We provided canned and non-perishable foods to restock our neighborhood food pantry.
Our youth sponsored a community Thanksgiving Lunch and Meals on Wheels, serving over 100 families.
The youth sponsored a fall festival that invites families in the community to fun, food, fellowship and the gospel message. A great alternative to Halloween.
We sponsored a giving program for the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center. This assists the center financially so that they are able to offer their services at no charge.
We traveled to Bland County as part of a yearly missions partnership that TSBC has enjoyed for over 20 years. Construction teams, nursing home teams, evangelism and dental teams form and plan their work prior to leaving for a one week stay in the western area of Virginia. See some of the work that has been performed by visiting the Bland Missions Page.
We journeyed to Peru for our third trip in partnership with the New Life Children's Home. This is a ministry of the Peru Pages to view the pictures and read the accounts of the daily activities.
Monthly we traveled to Smithfield, VA to a sister church, Pinewood Baptist, to support a children's Bible club. We encouraged the children with family-based movies, arts and crafts, Bible stories and recreation. You may read more about this local mission and view pictures from the activities, here.
We sponsored community shut-in ministries throughout the year. Gift baskets, BINGO, visits by the youth and children of our church are a few ways that we care for our seniors at home and at the local nursing home.
What Do We Do?
Backyard Bible Camps
Community Food Distribution
Ongoing Visitation to Local Nursing Homes
Quarterly Red Cross Blood Drive
Local Sports to encourage relationships
Vacation Bible School
Disaster Relief locally and in other states
Disaster Relief is Missions?
Yes! Going to assist folks who have experienced natural disasters is a way to serve and minister to folks. Taking a Bible in one hand and a chainsaw in the other says "I care about your physical needs as well as your spiritual needs." Our members have been as far as Kansas and as close as neighboring town of Suffolk. Even in our own backyard when floods and hurricanes have hit, we have arrived on site to help clean up and fix up. Love expressed with a shovel and a hammer speaks strongly. Visit our Disaster Relief page and see where we've been and what we've done.