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Vol. 4, Issue 5 — June 2018

Uganda Summer Mission Trip in July 
Students attending Uganda Summer Mission Trip
Left to right: Nickolas Schwartz, Christian Bass, Evans Weber
Boys Home is excited that three students are preparing for the opportunity to participate in a summer mission trip to Uganda in July. The students, plus two staff members, will be in Uganda for two weeks installing solar lights at an orphanage. Galilee Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach is organizing the trip. 
When asked, the students said they are most excited to meet new people and to have the opportunity to help others. They also spoke of their upcoming opportunity to teach a Bible class to the children in Uganda. The students explained that they are each responsible for teaching their very own study and are working hard to prepare Bible lessons for the children. 
Boys Home thanks those of you who have helped make this dream a reality for these young men by helping to fund this meaningful experience. However, despite a raffle, sandwich sales, private donations, and a rummage sale, we have yet to meet the monetary goals to fully fund their participation. We are continuing to raise funds for this worthwhile effort. If any individual or church would still like to contribute, please send a check to Boys Home of Virginia, 414 Boys Home Road Covington, VA 24426 and include Uganda Mission Trip in the memo line. Your kindness means so much to Boys Home! Thank you!

A Note from Pastor Anne Grizzle 
Pastor Anne Grizzle
Easter is a season of fifty days to celebrate a risen Christ. A fun evening at the chapel included having the students organized by the cottage they live in act out the various appearances of Jesus after his rising. These included an angel at the gravesite, disciples in a locked room with Jesus suddenly appearing, and fishing with no luck and then great luck. The students are trying to pay attention to the ways in which our risen Lord shows up amidst our ordinary days in quiet and powerful ways. 
Three students and one houseparent, who happened to all be from Ethiopia, provided great illustrations on the Sunday when the readings included the story of Phillip being called to a deserted highway where he met the Ethiopian eunuch. They read the readings, helped with the sermon, and added a little drumming to illustrate the long faithful history of Christian witness in that country since that early story. 
May is the month of the annual awards banquet at Boys Home. The amazing progress and hard work of the students in academics, sports, spiritual life, equine, and community service are highlighted. Special fun came when two students received new bikes for their outstanding performance in reading. Senior awards showed the rewards that come to those who perisist and complete their stay with excellence. 
Pentecost was a special day of celebration. Several students read the gospel in their native languages to illustrate the Acts story of the spirit giving witness in many languages. Two boys chose to be baptized! One student was baptized at Faith Baptist in Covington and the second student was baptized at the creek at Boys Home. Everyone in attendance enjoyed a celebratory lunch in the dining hall after the exciting event.
To contact Pastor Anne, email

Nancy Sands of the 
Episcopal Church Women of Southern Virginia Presents Awards 
Left to right: Edwin Lockerman, Richard Arthur-Merow,
Alvin Biggs, Nancy Sands,
Shama Baggott, Jonathan Stewart,
Antonius Gayflorsee, Maurice Williams 
Ms. Nancy Sands traveled from Danville, Virginia, representing the Episcopal Church Women of Southern Virginia at the Boys Home Awards Banquet on May 11.
Ms. Sands awarded each of the Boys Home graduating seniors with a gift in the amount of $100.
The Episcopal Church Women of Southern Virginia also presented two $1,000 scholarships to two students planning to attend Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Shama Baggott and Alvin Biggs were the recipients of those awards. Alvin plans to pursue General Studies. Shama will study Information Systems Technology. 
Left to right: Alvin Biggs, Nancy Sands, Shama Baggott

Boys Home Invites You to Visit!
The Alleghanies are simply beautiful this time of year! Boys Home invites you to stop by this summer and visit. Did you know we are just minutes off of Interstate 64? Whether you're on your way to your summer vacation or just passing through the area, we encourage you and your family to stop in. We are always happy to see you!

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle Drawing is Near!
Win this beautiful 2003 gunmetal gray Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Sportster 1200! After a tune-up at a local Harley Davidson dealership, the motorcycle is road ready for summer enjoyment! The bike comes with a variety of accessories, including saddlebags, helmet, and leather jacket, and it has less than 500 miles on the odometer.
The motorcycle arrived at Boys Home through a generous donation by a longtime supporter of Boys Home, who acquired it through an inheritence. As a 98% privately funded organization, Boys Home is thankful for each and every donation received, no matter what shape or size! Every ticket purchased helps Boys Home of Virginia continue to mold young boys into successful men.
The drawing will take place on June 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Boys Home in Covington, VA. Winner need not be present to win and is responsible for pickup or shipment of motorcycle within 30 days of notification. Motorcycle will be raffled in as-is condition. Tickets are $10 each if purchased online at Or, receive a discount of 6 for $50 and 12 for $100 for tickets purchased directly through Boys Home; call Colleen at (540) 965-7703. Enter now to purchase tickets and spend your summer on a Harley!

How Can I Help?
If your congregation would like a visit from Boys Home, please contact Lauren at and we will work to set it up. We look forward to visiting as many parishes as possible to share the Boys Home story.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

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