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Couple forms new church

With some effort from local residents, they found a place to live and worship in Mineville. The Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship was formed and the attendee numbers are growing. We wanted to share the love of God with people and share the hope we have with them, said Carrie. The people here have been wonderful to us. Working for two summers in Brushton at the Adirondack Baptist Association Camp as pastors, the Savages had grown fond of the Adirondacks and wanted to bring what hope they could to the people in the area. I have a vision of serving the church for the community, said Keith. I would like to partner with other churches and help people however I can. Keith said that they had recently made and served a dinner to the senior residents of the Lee House, even bringing meals to the rooms to those who could not easily leave their rooms. We made a spaghetti dinner with salads and rolls with cake and pies for dessert, said Keith. Members of the Lake Champlain Fishing Championship Planning Board, they additionally support the Essex County Youth Task Force, an organization for students and families to help prevent underage drinking and drug use. We want to present ourselves and meet people so we can be involved in community issues, said Keith. We have to live it before we can talk about it. The Savages said they are looking for things to do in the community, whether it is serving on committees or doing volunteer work, they just want to be involved with the people in the community. We met people here without a lot of hope and we just want to figure out ways to help them, said Keith. We are planning two childrens day camps for July of 2007, said Keith. They are for children from 5 years to 12 years of age. We will run the camps July 9 13 and July 23 27 with activities from arts and crafts to games with teams from Georgia helping, said Keith. If we get a good reception, we are thinking about holding a fishing tournament on July 28. The Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship meets at the VFW in Mineville every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Bible study beginning at 9:30 a.m. We have about 20 people who meet for Bible study at our home every Thursday night, said Keith. We study, talk, eat and enjoy each others friendship. Right now, said Keith, we are earning the right to speak. Anyone interested may contact the Savages at 523-6498 or email them at savagesonmission@yahoo.com.

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