Every summer Wakefield Central Baptist Church partners with the American Belarussian Relief Organization in sponsoring children from the country of Belarus for a six week stay in host homes. During their stay, the children become part of the host home’s family. They receive greatly needed physical care, but most of all they receive love. We provide Bibles and Sunday School material in their own language to minister to their spiritual needs as well. Not only are their physical lives rejuvenated, but they are introduced to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Members from Wakefield Central have even participated in prior mission trips to Belarus to minister in that area. This wonderful ministry is another way Wakefield Central seeks to be a lighthouse of God’s love here in Zebulon and beyond.
Belarus is a small country in Europe that experienced 70% of the after effect from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1986. Everyone is affected by the radiation left in the environment. This summer hosting program is a unique way to help the children recover from these unfortunate circumstances. In addition to providing the children a physical respite, it is a chance for the host families to convey God’s love.
If you have a desire to participate in missions outside this country but aren’t able to travel abroad, consider hosting a child from Belarus this summer. Look for promotions through Sunday School classes, and online.