Each year at convention, CBA helps the industry give back to a ministry in the host community. This year, the beneficiary for the Ministry in Action project is BLOC Ministries (Believing and Living One Christ). This is our second year to support BLOC. We saw great things through our involvement with BLOC last year and are very pleased to be supporting this ministry for a second year.
BLOC operates in Cincinnati’s toughest area and stands against violence, sex trafficking, addiction, gangs, and youth homelessness. As part of its mission to be Christ in the community, it operates several educational and family projects and runs start-up businesses to help people find work, learn skills, and escape poverty one block at a time.
An offering for BLOC will be taken during Tuesday’s Worship Him! service. You can also simply donate when you register. Thank you for your financial support for the work of this ministry that is truly being the hands and feet of Jesus in difficult areas.
As BLOC continues to serve the community, the ministry needs Bibles for children, teens, and adults, plus educational resources, curriculum, and parenting resources. If you would like to donate resources, see below for the needs list.
Attendees: If you would like to donate any items, there will be a drop-off box at the CBA booth at UNITE.
Exhibitors: If you would like to donate any items, you can ship your donation along with your exhibit materials to UNITE. Please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Thank you!
Bibles/Devotionals/Resources Needs List
It is difficult for the people BLOC works with to read and understand the typical NIV, ESV, and KJV versions of the Bible. BLOC has introduced the Bible through devotionals, stories, and books, which gives the people they serve more excitement to dive into the Word because they can relate better.
The below are needs and past items that have been well received:
- Any “easy to read” translation of the Bible
- Simple English Version
- Living Bible, The Message, or Good News Translations
- Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- Jesus Calling by Sara Young
- Word on the Street by Rob Lacey
- The Liberator by Rob Lacey
- Coloring books by Deborah Muller
- Hymnspirations for Joy & Praise
- Prayers for Inspiration and Peace, or God is Good
Personal Hygiene Items
- Body Wash
- Body Spray
- Hand Sanitizer