In 2009, CBFVA made the decision to invest in a missions trailer. This decision was made to resource churches engaging in local mission projects and to haul tools for events like Mission Madness. At the time, there was not an affordable way to rent tools locally, so CBFVA took on the task of building a bank of tools, and we needed a trailer to haul the tools to needed locations.
In 2016, the Richmond Tool Bank opened giving CBFVA a clear path to rent tools for an affordable price. After having tools in our own collection, many for as long as six years, it was becoming increasingly difficult to maintain tools. In 2017, after much deliberation, CBFVA’s Coordinating Council decided to gift all of CBFVA’s tools to the Richmond Tool Bank.
Fast forward to 2019. The CBFVA staff became convicted that the missions trailer was not being effectively utilized. Wanting to be good stewards of this important resource, CBFVA’s Coordinating Council began to explore creative ways to do Kingdom work by gifting our trailer to a ministry partner. During the February Coordinating Council Retreat, the Advisory Council brought a recommendation that the trailer be donated to Micah Ecumenical Ministries in Fredericksburg—an important ministry partner of Fredericksburg Baptist Church. The recommendation was unanimously approved.
Micah Ecumenical Ministries is a non-profit that exists to “cultivate community and care for neighbors.” An important part of this ministry is a furniture bank, and the CBFVA trailer will be used every week to deliver furniture and other household goods to the homes of needy clients.
On Tuesday, March 10th, Mark Snipes and Terry Maples delivered the trailer to Fredericksburg and transferred the title to Micah Ecumenical Ministries. Pictured with Mark and Terry is Meghann Cotter, Executive Servant-Leader of Micah Ecumenical Ministries.
“To everything there is a season.” CBFVA enjoyed an eleven-year run of using the missions trailer to support hands-on projects. The trailer now has new life and supports the mission of Micah Ecumenical Ministries to love and serve struggling families in the Fredericksburg area. Thanks be to God!