"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Each year we connect with the Virginia Baptist Children's Home. Through a special offering in May, we can help those who are providing a Christian environment, to children who have been displaced.
Bob and Sandra Jackson, were Adult Sunday School teachers in our church, when God called them to start NorthStar Blacksburg. As they ministered to the students at Virginia Tech, Bob and Sandra felt led by God to join International Students, Inc. and work to reaching foreign students at Virginia Tech for God. Our church supports Bob and Sandra through our support, prayers and by going each year to help host the International Student dinner in the Fall.
International Students Dinner at
Seth & Kim Hartsock
Seth & Kim Hartsock live in Kansas City, MO, where Seth is a student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They are praying and speaking with the IMB about their missionary service. They feel God is calling them to the Congo in Africa.
Charlotte & Mitchell Mask
Mitchell and Charlotte Mask work with Campus
Crusade at Middle Tennessee State University
and Belmont. Mitchell & Charlotte are presently ministering in Sweden for 20 months. Their website is www.mtcru.com. or you may contact them by email
This is the offering taken each year through the North American Mission Board to support our home missionaries.
Four years ago we travelled to help the First Bapist Church of Cameron, Louisiana. We helped them clean up and rebuild their buildings. We also conducted Vacation Bible School. Their church was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005. This is the only evangelical church in Cameron.
Tom and Jolene Boeve served in Africa along with their children for 2 years. Dr. Boeve now is working on a new vision the Lord has given him, "Ears to Hear." Dr. Tom is an ear, nose and throat surgeon now working in a private practice in Wisconsin. He will still be leading missions trips several times a year.
Along with the over 5,000 IMB missionaries we
support through the Cooperative Program we
are privileged at NorthStar to have one of our
own serving as an IMB missionary in Zambia.
Our own Gerri Helton serves as an IMB
missionary in Zambia. Each September we
celebrate "Christmas in September", where we
collect Christmas gifts and send to Gerri in
Zambia. In addition to Gerri, we support all
our international missionairies through the Lottie
Moon Christmas Offering. We exceeded our goal
of $6,500.00 for 2012. Our total received was $7,050.00
World Mission Conference
Each September, we hold a world Missions Conference. Our theme is "Around the Block and Around The World." We bring in missionaries who are home on furlough or who have retired from the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. We also have speakers from local mission organizations that our church supports.
Each year our church collects shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse, located in Boone, NC. Our church has participated in preparing the cartons for shipping around the word the last six years.
We also support The Jerusalem Assembly. They are a group of Evangelical Christians sharing the Gospel of Christ in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Assembly was started by our friend, Zvi Kalisher, a survivor of the Holocaust.