Two Mission volunteer teams worked in Cuba and in Belize.

 * Cub Mission Trip.  Our team working in Cuba assisted in building a retirement home for retired pastors and gave encouragement to a new Baptist church. Team members gave financial help toward purchasing an adjoining lot to expand the church's ministry.

 * Belize Mission Trip, June 11-16. During their time in Belize our Youth-Adult mission team did construction work in the morning and work with children in Vacation Bible School in the afternoons. Woodhaven has been involved in four mission trips to Belize.

 

Woodhaven On Mission

 

Our purpose is to inform our congregation of local and world-wide missions and ministry needs, to encourage members to pray for and to participate in missions, and to provide opportunities for "hands-on" personal and family involvement.

 

     * Pray for Missions   ... Brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. 2 Thessalonians 3:1 NIV

     * Participate in Missions and Ministries ... The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'   Matthew 25:40 NIV

    • Disaster Relief; Mobil Home Replacement After Tornado Destruction
    • Read and Feed Tutoring Ministry
    • Bumper Bags of Groceries
    • Books and Bibles for prisoners; Christian Library International
    • Military Missions In Action
    • Operation In As Much, May 5,2012
    • Adult Mission trip to Cuba, May 23 - June 1
    • NC Baptist Men Dental Van. August 2012
    • State Fair projects
    • Hunger Relief
    • Food Service and Homeless Shelter 
    • Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
    • Angel Tree Christmas Gift Collection

  Mobile home replacement and repair following March 2011 tornados

 

 

 75 terrifying and destructive tornados ripped through 19 North Carolina counties. In Wake County three people were killed.  A tornado came roaring right along Holly Spring Road, a couple of miles from the church. Although the church was not damaged, numerous houses, mobile homes and businesses were hit, many severly damaged or destroyed completely. WOM assisted with several repair projects and focused on one in particular in the Fairview mobile home community about two miles from the church. In addition to many, many man hours of volunteer labor and materials, North Carolina Baptist Men provided $25,000 toward costs for obtaining and installing the mobile unit to replace one totally destroyed by crashing trees and wind.Bill Pleasants and Jerry and Evelyn DeRoche led the project.

     

  "Read and Feed" tutoring ministry

     

   Read and Feed works to combine a mobile classroom, a child friendly atmosphere, books,  food, and tutors to motivate children to become confident in their academic skills so they have every opportunity to succeed in adult life.  Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 Fellowship hall buzzes with sounds of children reading, tutors, making suggestions, plus the tastes and smells of supper prepared by Jim Carrol and volunteers. Liz Newlin is Woodhaven's R&F coordinator and will glad to talk with potential tutors. Email: daisy8091@juno.comClick here and read more.

   

 

Bumper Bags of Groceries with Western Wake Crisis Center (WWCC) in Apex  

         

Sunday School classes collect food on designated Sundays. The grocery bags are delivered to Western Wake Crisis Center (WWCC) in Apex on the Monday after pick up day. Evelyn Deroche, WOM chair, says: “Woodhaven gets many calls for help from needy citizens in our community throughout the year. We have been referring many of them to WWCC, and we feel we should support them. When I went to WWCC several weeks ago, I was shocked at their empty pantry shelves. They need food donations from the community to be able to continue their service in our area.”    Click here and read more about Western Wake Crisis Center.

     
Christian Library International    

We partner with Christian Library International to serve adult and youth prison inmates by providing Christian books, Bibles, CDs, and DVDs to prisons, jails and youth detention centers across the United States and many countries abroad. The new and used materials are shipped directly to chaplains who distribute them by means of a lending library, a book cart or by personally giving them to the inmates. Contact Mike McEarl for more information.

   

Military Missions In Action

   

Military Missions in Action (MMIA) was founded in January 2008 by Michael Dorman, a retiree of the United States Coast Guard with a commitment to assist disabled veterans and support active servicemen and women. Ministries include home repair, retro-fitting to accomodate handicap needs, wheel chair ramps, and  room additions. Bill Pleasants is Woodhaven's liaison with MMIA.

     

Operation

 In As Much

   

Operation Inasmuch-North Carolina (OIAM-NC) is a two-day missions blitz. Woodhaven OIAM will be May 5-6, 2012. Adults, youth and children will be busily involved in mission opportunities such as home repair, yard work, assistance for elderly, assembling health kits, and distributing food to needy.

     

Adult & YouthMission trips

     Groups from Woodhaven have assisted with construction projects and VBS in Belize, post hurricane disaster relief in Honduras, and state-side projects in West Virginia, North Carolina, and Missouri. The Woodhaven on Mission leadership team sponsored a church trip to Cuba May 24 - June 1, 2012.      

Medical Dental Bus

   

NC Baptist Men's Medical Dental Van was at Woodhaven in August 2012. The Medical/Dental Bus Ministry of North Carolina Baptist Men began in 1989 to help the physical and spiritual needs of those in your community. Patients targeted through this ministry include people without insurance, the impoverished, Hispanic and other ethnic groups, migrant workers, fair workers, the homeless, the elderly, and more.

     

N. C. State Fair

   

Collecting canned food, & desserts and assembling hygiene kits for the North Carolina State Fair provide ministry opportunities. GA's and RA's help assemble hygiene kits. We participate with Raleigh Baptist Association's ministries to fair workers and guests.

Volunteer opportunities include serving 4 hours as a chaplain, providing food and baked goods, and making up hygiene kits,

Learn more about RBA's ministries. Click here.

     StateFairOpps

Hunger Relief

    Special offerings taken in October and November provide opportunities to partner with the Baptist World Aid Hunger Emphasis and the CBFNC Hunger Fund. In addition, food is collected and distributed locally all year through agencies such Fuquay Varina Food Bank and Western Wake Crisis Ministry.      

Homeless Shelter Food service

    Twice a month volunteers from the Senior Adult Sunday School class don aprons, hairnets, and plastic gloves to help serve dinner at the downtown homeless shelter. On more pleasant nights about 160 meals are served, but on cold, "White Flag" nights as many as 250 men file through to get a hot meal served with a smile and an encouraging word.    

 Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

   

 Sylvania Thorpe, Ben and Hank Clark, help stack some of the 153 Samaritan Purse “Christmas Child” boxes assembled by Woodhaven folk. Last year Samaritan’s Purse distributed boxes filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to more than 8 million children around the world! Read more, http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/.

   

 

 Angel Tree Christmas gift collection

   

 Woodhaven’s Angel Tree, decorated with tags of needs from Prison Fellowship plus local community, was in the sanctuary hallway during November and early December. Caring people selected a tag, purchased gifts, and place the wrapped gift under the tree. Woodhaven folk provided over 100 gifts! Angel Tree is a Prison Fellowship program that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Read more at www.angeltree.org.