By Sharon Mager
COLUMBIA, Md.—Looking for an easy way to help a ministry? How about putting together health kits? Every year, the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware collects health kits, basically two-gallon zip-lock bags, or a 14 x 12 drawstring bag, each filled with a towel, comb, washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and shampoo. It’s a simple way to provide some help to folks—homeless, struggling, or new to the area.
The kits are given to volunteers with the Inner Harbor Ministry, to port ministry volunteers and to those working with international students in Ocean City. They provide opportunities to show Christ’s love in action and to open doors for a Gospel conversation.
Lynn Davis, a missionary who works with the thousands of international students who work at Ocean City each year, said the health kits are important because they’re the incentive that has students standing in line to register before free dinners. “That way we get their information, their e-mail particularly, and we can invite them to the activities we’ll have,” she said.
Davis said some churches bring the kits to her. “They work hard to put them together and it’s fun for them to see the expression on people’s faces when they receive them.”
Check out the specific instructions here. The Network will accept the kits from May 9 through May 25.