Ministry provides beds to needy children in East Tennessee
By Lonnie Wilkey
JACKSBORO — If national projections hold true, thousands of children in Tennessee will go to bed tonight on something other than a bed – whether it be an air mattress on the floor, blankets or something else.
If national estimates are accurate, about two to four percent of the children in the United States do not have a bed of their own. But, cautioned Pastor Bill Arbo of First Baptist Church, Jacksboro, the number of children without a bed is probably even higher in the Appalachian areas of Tennessee, north of Knoxville.
A group of Christians in the Jacksboro area, many of them members at First Baptist Church, are doing their part to make sure that “no kid sleeps on the floor in our town.” [Read more…]