Missions Madness event educates children on missions opportunities

Lamar Baptist Association is putting the spotlight on missions for the children in their area. The association recently sponsored Missions Madness 12, a one-day missions event for children in grades K-6, at Springhill Baptist Church, Millport.

The event is designed to communicate the importance and relevance of missions by giving children the opportunity to hear from missionaries in every sphere: local, national and international.

Around 90 children and their leaders, along with missionary speakers and workers, participated in the late April event. Eighteen associational churches helped provide the food for the day, the gift bags for the missionary speakers and also donated items for the missions project.

Scott Stokes, director of missions for Lamar Association, and his wife Sharon spent the day helping missionaries set up their rooms and pack up and load their cars at the end of the day.