Danny Howe, chair of the Missions Ministry Team, announced total supplies collected by Holston churches in the past few weeks for the annual Hands-on Mission Project.
"Grab on to your seats because you will be amazed," Howe said to the Holston Annual Conference on June 10 in Lake Junaluska, N.C.
All 12 of Holston districts surpassed their goals (in some cases doubled or tripled) for collecting food, health, sewing and school supplies for needy people in Africa.
See photos of supplies being loaded on June 6.
Howe read the following totals (below) to the crowd in Stuart Auditorium. Three tractor-trailers, loaded with supplies, waited outside the auditorium as Holston members celebrated with applause. With the blast of a horn, the trucks departed for Charleston seaport, where they will be shipped overseas to schools and missions in Liberia and Ishe Anesu Mission in Zimbabwe.
Johnson City District – Food Buckets: Goal 250 / Actual 879
Maryville District – Food Buckets: Goal 250 /Actual 929
Cleveland District – Health Kits: Goal 400 / Actual 491
Wytheville District – Health Kits: Goal 300 / Actual 539
Kingsport District – School Supply Kits: Goal 400 / Actual 674
Morristown District – School Supply Kits: Goal 300 / Actual 781
Abingdon District – Health Kits: Goal 300 / Actual 737
Big Stone Gap District – Home Buckets: Goal 300 / Actual 393
Oak Ridge District – School Kits: Goal 300 / Actual 317
Chattanooga District – Food Buckets: Goal 300 / Actual 944
Knoxville District – Food Buckets: Goal 300 /Actual 735
Tazewell District – Sewing Kits: Goal 200 /Actual 548