If you only made $800 a year, the gift of a new pair of shoes may seem like a blessing.
Twenty-two girls at the Second Baptist Church of Hamlet in Girls in Action, along with their adult leaders Millie Vickers, Crystal Smith and Alyssa Bailey, held an event that allowed them to take up a collection of new shoes.
The annual Princess Ball was held on Feb. 9 and each girl wore socks to the event and brought a new pair of shoes to donate to a shoe ministry in which Richmond County sends shoes to Guyana, a small country on the northern coast of South America, where the average income per person is $800 a year.
Sherry Watkins of White Lake, N.C., returned to provide the program and entertainment for the fourth consecutive year. Her theme was “Being a Godly Girl.” Watkins stressed that every girl is special in God’s eyes. Watkins enthusiastically taught the mission-minded Girls in Action some catchy new songs and hand motions to accompany the lyrics.
Other adult assistants, Elaine Cockman and Nancy Stricklin, helped turn the gym into a winter wonderland and prepared a “fancy Nancy” dessert table.
The Girls in Action, a Southern Baptist mission program for girls ages 6-12, meets each Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the year, they visit rest homes, complete many mission projects and help promote North American and international mission offerings to the entire church.
This group is an integral part of the church’s Woman’s Missionary Union program which supports missions and missionaries by studying about, praying for, giving to and going to missions in both our country and foreign countries. The Bible and the GA magazines are the main resources used in the Wednesday night classes.
For additional information, call Second Baptist Church at 910-582-3696 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.