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How one church shines hope in Longview

It's National Volunteer Month: How are you serving?

New Beginnings Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, recently received Buckner Longview's inaugural Shining Hope Award for volunteerism. The NBBC congregation has long supported Buckner ministries in Longview and build real relationships with the children and families in the programs.

"Our mission statement here at New Beginnings is to be people connecting people to Jesus and his ever restoring life where we live, work and play," shared Yolanda Robinett, director of fostering and adoption at NBBC. "So that means we're to go out and be involved – not just here on Sundays but in the community."

The volunteers have served during Christmas seasons, served seniors at Buckner Westminster Place, connected with families and children in the Buckner Family Hope Center®, Buckner Family Pathways® and foster care and adoption programs. 

One of the most important things to NBBC was finding opportunities where children could serve right alongside their parents. Often, entire families volunteer together and connect with families within Buckner programs.

"We are called to go serve and love each other," said George Willis, NBBC missions pastor. "Serving with Buckner allows for our members to show the love of Christ."

Are you interested in finding a place for you or your church to serve? Find out more here.


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