Mission Focus – Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission, guided by Jesus Christ, empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing spiritual, educational, health, and community outreach ministries in southeastern Kentucky. The need is great in this isolated, rural area where chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing and rugged terrain create obstacles to a fuller life. Red Bird Mission strives to meet the needs of their neighbors through ministry in five areas: Education, Health & Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

The students, staff and families of Red Bird Christian School are meeting the challenges presented by the pandemic, laboring through hardships to complete academic requirements. Grants and gifts have been helping provide the technology to deliver online instruction and get equipment and access to each home. Delays in delivery of computer hardware have been a challenge but the students are progressing. They uncover new needs every day and financial support is needed now more than ever.

Click here to give and find out more about Red Bird Mission by visiting their website.

How can you help?

Red Bird Mission Trip: November 6-11, 2022

What is it? Red Bird Mission in the Appalachian Mountains offers a service opportunity for volunteers in mission as they provide home repair for low-income residents of their community. Red Bird workcamp is located in Beverly, KY, 324 miles from St. Mark’s.

What’s included? Five days and nights of mission experience. Attendees stay in climate-controlled cabins set up as bunk houses. Meals are shared in the dining hall. You will be provided an opportunity to grow in Christian love and to be enriched spiritually.

When? Sunday (morning departure)-Friday (return by afternoon), November 6-11, 2022

Trip cost: $425 ($225 first payment due 9/7/22, $200 second payment due 10/21/22)

Team will be led by Robert Jennings. Please prayerfully consider joining the team and contact Robert if you are interested or have questions at rcjennings5@gmail.com or Stephanie Cohen at scohen@stmarkscarmel.org or 317-846-4912.