Our Region stretches across Virginia and throughout our nation. Over the course of Gayton’s history, teams have traveled far and wide across Our Region. Here is how Gayton is currently involved on mission in Our Region.
Gayton Family Mission Trip
In 2013, the 3rd annual Gayton Family Mission Trip served alongside Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Westernport, Maryland.
Through the Bruce Outreach Center, a converted school, this church is seeking to reach its Appalachian community.
In 2014,2015 and 2016 the Family Mission Trip served in Roanoke, VA and participated in various projects including teaching Vacation Bible School, assisting with construction, working in a donation center, and hosting a Party in the Park.
Save the Date for 2017: August 9-13 Roanoke, VA
Since the 1990’s, Gayton Youth have served throughout the US on mission each summer. Youth have served throughout the mid-Atlantic, in the southeast following major natural disasters and as far west as Northeast Missouri.
In recent years, the Middle School mission experience has taken place in Louisa County, Virginia, South Carolina and Roanoke, Virginia. The High School mission experience has taken our high schoolers on mission to Novinger, Missouri, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Accomack County, Virginia.
Through our Disaster Relief partner, interested volunteers have been trained and remain on call in the event of a major natural disaster. Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief trains volunteers in food preparation, which is distributed in partnership with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and others, as well as debris removal and long-term rebuilding efforts.