Brothers' Keeper is a non-denominational missional work camp where youth join with adults June 23-28, 2019 at Parchment Valley Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia. Every year, the participants in Brothers' Keeper spread out across the Jackson County area to help those who are living who have tremendous needs but little means to meet those needs.
Our workers build porches, wheelchair ramps, steps, paint, tar roofs, repair drywall and do light construction and maintenance work that otherwise would not be done.
This incredible life-changing ministry has blessed hundreds of homeowners over the last two decades. It empowers and equips young people helping them learn what it means to be a servant. In return, so many souls are touched by the ministry - both those are served and those who serve.
We invite skilled laborers to join in this effort as our crew chiefs, volunteers to be chaperones and of course, youth and youth leaders to come along side us in this blessed opportunity to serve families across our region.
Our summer missionaries begin arriving Sunday, June 23 after 3 PM and we conclude our week on Friday, June 28 at 10 AM. Plan now to be a part of this wonderful experience and reach out to the world with the love of Jesus!
As always, we continue to value to your prayers and financial support! THANK YOU!
God is building a "Bridge of Hope" through the work of so many students who serving Christ across Jackson County. The work they are doing is changing lives, lifting up the name of Christ and making a difference in the lives of so many. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of the work of Brothers' Keeper 2018!
We are just past the half way point of Brothers' Keeper 2018. The weather has cooperated and given us a great opportunity to touch so many lives with the love of Christ. Our students have served on a huge number of projects accomplishing so much for those in need in our community. Praise God for how He has worked through us to help build a "Bridge of Hope" in Jackson County!
There is something powerful when students catch the vision of servant leadership. They are learning new skills, teaching each other and building the Kingdom of God right here in Jackson County. Brothers' Keeper is building a "Bridge of Hope" that points to Jesus. God is blessing in so many ways. Thank you for your prayerful support!
What a week we are having at Brothers' Keeper 2018! With God's help we are building a "Bridge of Hope" in Jackson County. The Lord has already blessed in so many ways. Here is just a sample of the many projects, servants of the Lord at work and wonderful ministry and fun experienced by all of our students at BK this year! Continue to pray for our students, our leaders, the homeowners, volunteers, support staff and all of those involved in Brothers' Keeper.
It isn't easy to know what to bring but we can help you out! Download a BK packing list to guide you as you make your last minute preparations for Brothers' Keeper!
As we serve, our actions and appearance speak loudly and have the potential to influence the community’s perception of Brothers’ Keeper and most importantly our witness for Christ. Choosing modest clothing helps to avoid distractions and misunderstandings both on the project site and in camp. We ask that you choose apparel consistent with certain guidelines.
You will bend, twist, sit, climb and crawl as you love and serve on our project teams. Shorts will only get shorter with these activities. Here’s how we define short: Let your arms fall to your side and if your fingers touch skin, bring a longer pair (whether you are male or female).
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Brothers' Keeper, affectionately known as "BK" for short was established in the year 2000. Based at Parchment Valley Conference Center reaches out every year to the community for mission projects. Most are construction projects for low income families or families with a handicapped member. Youth groups from around West Virginia and surrounding states have come in to do mission work in Jackson County, West Virginia.
Every year Brothers' Keeper serves over families all over Jackson County, all while developing a mind for mission work in over 100 youth missionaries and our adult counselors and crew chiefs.
At the center of yearly planning is gospel scripture from the book of Matthew, chapter 25, verse 40. What better way to serve Christ than by serving his creation?