Hot Breakfast And Turkey Shoot This Weekend

Proceeds Benefit Mission Trip To Alaska

Fellowship Baptist Church will be hosting a turkey shoot and serving up a delicious hot breakfast this Saturday to raise money for their mission trip to Alaska.

The turkey shoot will take place at the northeast corner of the Cherry Lake crossroads from 9 a.m., until 12 p.m. The cost to participate is $5 per round. Half of the funds raised will be used as prizes and the remaining portion will go towards their mission trip.

A chili and hotdog lunch will be served, along with chips and a drink. There is no fee for the meal, however, generous donations will gladly be accepted.

Stop by Fellowship Baptist Church between 9:30-10:30 a.m. for a delicious hot breakfast which includes biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, eggs, grits and a variety of breakfast casseroles. Coffee, milk and a selection of juices will be available. Donations will be accepted for the breakfast.

In addition to these two fundraising efforts, the mission team has several fundraising efforts coming up.

On the first Sunday of every month, the team serves up a hot breakfast prior to morning worship. All proceeds from the breakfasts will go towards the trip. They will also be serving funnel cakes at Light Up Madison and have several events planned for next year prior to the trip.

The mission team will leave on May 14 and fly to Alaska where they will spend seven days working at the Kokrine Hills Bible Camp.

The camp is for native Alaskan children who come from different homes for different reasons,” said Ben Ebberson.

For people to enter the camp, they must enter by boat or airplane. However, there is much work that needs to be done to restore the landing strip and boat passageway that is harshly impacted every year due to extreme winter weather.

We are the first work team to arrive in the spring and help them put the camp back together after winter,” Ebberson said. “The only way to access the camp is by boat or plane. We attempt to get everything ready so they can bring boats and planes in.”

The team is comprised of 12-15 members who support the mission yearly, however, only 6-8 people go at a time. For one to attend the trip, it cost approximately $1200-1400 for air fare and food/lodging expenses.

It is unspeakably beautiful over there,” he said. “But when you see the condition these kids live in, you realize we live like a king.” Ebberson noted that a gallon of gas is nearly quadruple the price it is here. “Those children have never had a gallon of milk,” he said. “Because things have to be brought in over there, they don’t get to experience the things we do. If they do, it’s a lot more expensive. The cost of living is much higher over there.”

If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the team, they are encouraged to email Ebberson at madpd305@embarqmail.com.

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Bryant Thigpen

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