UNION — A local church will once again use funds raised through a yard sale to help purchase medical and other supplies for its annual mission trip to Nicaragua.
Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, March 1 from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. There will be an assortment of items for sale including furniture, baby items, electronics, household items, and exercise equipment.
Church Administrator Crystal Quinn said that in past years the church has raised $1,500-2,000 through the yard sale and is hoping to raise at least that much again this year. She said the proceeds from the yard sale are used by the church to purchase medicine, construction materials, and other supplies its members use on their mission trips to Nicaragua.
“We have this every year, it’s been very successful over the years,” Quinn said Tuesday morning. “The reason that we have it is to raise funds for our trip to Nicaragua, to fund our projects that we do over there.
“We have a medical clinic where we have doctors and nurses from our church go and provide the services for that,” she said. “The money is used to buy the medicines for the clinic. We also do construction projects there from laying a floor for a church to repairing homes to building pews to putting on a roof. The money is used to purchase materials for the projects.”
In addition to the medical clinic and construction work, Quinn said church members also conduct Bible Clubs for children, door-to-door evangelism, and community feedings.
Quinn said the church undertakes its missions to Nicaragua through a partnership with an international ministry based in South Carolina.
“We partner with an organization called Chosen Children Ministries,” Quinn said. “They are based out of Inman, South Carolina and through the partnerships they have churches from all over go to Nicaragua.”
Quinn said the mission trips to Nicaragua are part of the church’s Christian ministry.
“Our church is committed to reaching people for Christ in Union County and Beyond and for that reason we have partnered with Chosen Children Ministries for the past 11 years to go and tell the people of Nicaragua the Good News of Jesus Christ.”
For more information about Philippi’s Nicaragua Mission Trip and/or to make a donation call 864-427-8726.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, Ext. 14.