Every February more than 300 Shades Mountain Baptist Church members transform our campus with the intention to serve us at the Mission. This event is a lot of fun and in a few short hours large projects and campus improvements are tackled and accomplished, and every year we are amazed and honored to be a part of such a special serve day.

Shades Serve Day is a part of their GIC, Global Initiative Conference, where they bring their missionaries in to be loved on, encouraged, and fed. Serve Day brings the missionaries and Shades members together to to serve. Tracy Hipps, our Executive Director, is one of the missionaries sent out from Shades so it makes this day extra sweet.

More than 300 Shades Mountain Baptist Church members transform our campus with the intention to serve us

Some of the projects they have worked on are helping build our greenhouses and workshop, they have painted our building outside and inside, dug trenches, cleared land, landscaped, torn down walls and built walls, moved large racks in our zero degree freezer, scraped metal finishes and painted them, tilled and planted the gardens, and so much more. All of these projects serve our small staff of 10 and multiply the work we could get done.

The volunteers come with a servant spirit and laughter is heard throughout the morning. We love seeing their smiling faces each year as we watch our campus transform.