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Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM) mobilizes Southern Baptists and their resources to provide ministries, evangelize the lost, assist existing churches and start new churches in the 12 states that include Appalachia.Why Appalachia? The region's original blend of immigrant cultures has become a distinct, rich culture of its own that goes far beyond the beauty of the surroundings. It also is one of extreme poverty having 37 of the 100 poorest counties in the United States. And while religion is important in Appalachia, the reality is that more than 70 percent of the region is unchurched with some counties as high as 90 percent unchurched.As we work in cooperation with state conventions, associations and churches throughout the region, we want to help you and your church make a profound impact in Appalachia.
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Update on the ChristmasBackpacks for Appalachia Children: The GBC collected and working together with Disaster Relief delivered 20,906 backpacks into the central Appalachian Region. The backpacks were delivered to multiple SBC churches and compassionate ministry sites to be distributed before Christmas to children in poverty. Christmas Backpacks have also been received from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina and will be delivered during the first two weeks of December.
For information on how you can become involved in the 2014 Christmas Backpacks for Appalachian Chidlren, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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