Mike and Karen Atwood
With Anna to the left and
Dr. Blomenkamp to the right
Native American Toy Drive 2011
with the Atwoods sending toys to 308 children in South Dakota
Missions in Montana
Applachians Project has been an overflow since our start. Every year hundreds of pounds of food and supplies have been sent by Missionary Robert Stone.
Through the years Anna has helped many needs across the whole wide world. For a while we saved empty pill bottles to send with Missionary Benja Lou Johnson to Haiti. The missionaries there were able to get the medicine but not to have containers. The greater Maries RII school district area sent thousands of bottles.Picture to the right is Benja Lou and her interpreter in Honduras.
Having a little fun with Santa at the Volunteer appreciation
Below: On the Go Again!!!
Anna first became interested in helping others as a young mother with five children that faced loss and devastation as her husband drowned and they lost their Alaskan fishing business. Her family also received help when the Alaskan Earthquake hit. Anna said in her heart "One day I want to help others like others helped me."
Anna started with disaster relief through her church First Baptist Church of Belle, MO. Gayle Rector brought their Youth group to the mission to volunteer and told Anna about being a volunteer here locally. Anna went on several disaster relief projects across the US. Anna also began to travel abroad to help with caring for the Missionaries children while they were being trained for new assignments. Anna's motto was Have Toys will travel. Her missionary journeys took her to Israel and Prague Czech several times. After two knee surgeries Anna settled in at CAS Projects to coordinate and direct our Whole Wide World Missions Projects. Her work here locally takes most of her time as she interview clients, files files, coordinates our shut in program and takes books for the local library and other items to the public school
In our sleep we hear Ms. Anna say " Clip that Best Choice Label." But by the end of the year the check comes to make us glad
This years Goal is 5,000 Best Choice labels
Anna encouraged many to particiapte in the Shoe Box Project with Franklin Graham Ministries. The Shoe Box Project is sponsored locally by The Baptist Association in our Comunity. We enjoyed a great time of packing shoe boxes to go all around the world at the First Baptist Church.
1220 boxes were sent that day