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We thank God daily for you as you have become Vital Partners in Mission.

God is using your Vital partnership with the Red Bird Missionary Conference of prayers, giving and financial support to transform individual lives, transform churches, and transform communities to the glory of God. Disciples of Jesus Christ are being made in churches throughout the Conference and at every Mission Outpost.

Cranks Creek Outreach Cranks Creek Church and Outreach is one of our Mission Outposts and ministers to the communities of Cranks, Crummies, Cawood and Smith in Harlan County, KY. Because you have partnered in mission and ministry children and families are hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their physical and spiritual needs are being met, and they are growing in their relationship with Jesus.

Because of your faithful partnership, Pastor Stanley Blevins and his wife Lawanna, along with several volunteers, minster to many families of the community. As a result of this ministry, the Gospel has been shared with children and youth across the area. 64 children attended VBS in 2018; 13 children gave their Cranks Creek Outreach hearts to Jesus on the fourth night, and 14 the following night. These young disciples now attend the Wacky Wednesday Children's Ministry, which ministers to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Cranks Creek Church serves the community through its food and clothing ministry as well. Each month 80 families receive boxes of canned and dried goods at the "Food Box Ministry." Also, most of these families benefit from a "Clothes Giveaway" happening twice monthly.

When it comes to ministry in their community, Cranks Creek UM Church and Outreach Ministry is doing a wonderful job of meeting the many needs of the people. But they cannot do it alone.

Through your Vital Partnership-your prayers and financial support, great things are happening throughout the Red Bird Missionary Conference. Thank you for your faithfulness in continued support for the churches and outreach ministries of Red Bird Missionary Conference. Through this Vital Partnership, by the power and love of the Holy Spirit, God is building the Kingdom by transforming lives, transforming churches, and transforming communities. To God Be the Glory!

Blessings to you from the Red Bird Missionary Conference Staff,
Bishop Leonard Fairley, Resident Bishop
Rev. Karen Stigall , Superintendent
Rev. Jim Savage, Asst. Superintendent
Ms. Shirley Walker, Conference Treasurer
Ms. Darlene Gibson, Receptionist
Ms. Revelle Berry, IT Administrator