The members of the Original Cape Fear & Southwestern Free Will Baptist Conference enjoyed a day of mission on July 14. The event took place at Star of Hope Church in Sanford. The conference celebrated its annual Mission Day as it focused on being a blessing to the community. There were sessions for the senior members on elderly fraud, elderly abuse and healthy eating. One of the things that was most exciting was the opportunity to involve the youth in the mission efforts said Bishop Fred Clarida Sr.
Approximately 30 youth were present to wash cars of those 60 years and older. One of the youth was asked about the event and they expressed “that it was lit.” The focus of the entire day was on giving and expressing love to others.
Clothes were donated by members of 15 churches. According to the conference Vice President Bishop Wayne McKoy, there were clothes everywhere and they were all free to the public. There were also plenty of free hot dogs, sodas, water, snow cones and cotton candy for children and adults. In addition to all the things happening at the church, there was a service in Sanford at the Foushee Heights Apartment complex with preaching and singing. The ones who attended the service also enjoyed free hot dogs and beverages. This was the first time the conference had participated in such an effort, but is committed that it will not be their last time. A special thanks was extended to all pastors and church members who supported the event.