DBC Gathering Leads to Partnership

By Pat Martin

The Dakota Baptist Convention gathering this year helped to create a link between two churches in the southern area of the Black Hills Area Baptist Association. Joy Community Fellowship in Hot Springs and Creator’s Fellowship in Porcupine joined together to provide Christmas for the children in their congregation. The members of JCF purchased gifts for 19 children, as well as providing appropriate level study Bibles and books for each child. A partner church in Louisiana, that has supported JCF for many years, also sent a huge box of hand made hats and scarves of all sizes to be shared. 

We are working to forge a continuing relationship of prayer support and encouragement between our churches as well as seek ways we can support the ministry of Chanku Waste as we get to know each other better. Hopefully, the coming of spring and warmer weather will allow opportunities for our congregations to get to know each other and open up opportunities to forge a greater spirit of cooperation and encouragement between churches in the Southern Black Hills.