Meridzo Center, Inc. has been faithfully serving our communities of Eastern Kentucky for the past 20 years as the Lord Leads. In those 20 years we have never experienced anything like we face today as we approach our busiest seasons of ministry from spring through Fall. Our Country has been greatly impacted as well as many other countries by the Coronavirus and this may affect what we do and how we do it through our facilities in the future.
At this point All Meridzo Center Ministries are continuing as normal. Our situation is complicated in that we have many different people from different states and countries that come to serve our area during our peak seasons. We recognize this and it is in our utmost interest to keep those coming to serve safe and unaffected by this virus while also doing the best we can to protect our own communities from being introduced to the virus from outside sources. We are confident that even in these circumstances God has a plan and is actively working His plan out in this crisis we face. Even in the midst of the progression of this virus the Gospel must not become silent. So, how must we respond to what is going on in a way that honors God and honors His commands on our Callings/Mission that He has given us while at the same time keeping everyone safe? While we know that the progression of the Gospel does not always mean safe and comfortable conditions, we can be cautious without being neglectful to the Call!
The way we desire to be cautious is by asking all mission teams to be mindful of the situation we face as a country and do our part to protect ourselves and those around us from contact with this virus. If you are in any way shape or form sick, then we ask that you not come on your mission trip to Meridzo Center at this time. For those who would be traveling from within the States we ask that you avoid using airports if possible, because of international and domestic travels. We also ask that you limit your pit/rest stops as you travel to Eastern, KY. With the stops that you do make please keep them as simple as possible and wash your hands often. Please use good hygiene. This is what we ask for your safety and the safety of those you are coming to serve.
We are very excited to have you come serve alongside us for the Glory of the Father! We also greatly appreciate your cooperation during this time. We will be keeping a close observation on the progression of this virus and will keep you updated if things change on our end of your coming to serve here with Meridzo Center, Inc.
Be in Prayer Always for the things that are before us!
We Value Your Partnership,
Drew & Leah Baldwin
CEO Meridzo Center, Inc.
Effective 3/15/2020 - Christian Veterinary Clinic originally scheduled for March 19th-22nd is cancelled. We are attempting to reschedule at this time.
Effective 3/16/2020 - Illusionist David Matheus originally scheduled for March 24th is cancelled. We are attempting to reschedule.
Effective 3/17/2020 - Lamp House Coffee Shop and The Black Mountain Exchange are officially carry out only! This is by government order. We encourage any wanting to order food to call the stores to place the order before your arrival. The number for the Black Mountain Exchange is 606-848-3600. The number for Lamp House Coffee Shop is 606-894-0007.
Effective 3/25/20202 - God's Creatures Veterinary Service is by appointment only and will not be doing routine vaccinations or check-ups at this time. Appointments will only be made for sick animals. For questions or appointments call 352-636-4926.
Effective 3/31/2020 - Lamp House Coffee will operate between 10am-2pm Tues.-Sat. for carry out only. The Black Mountain Exchange will operate between 11am-6pm Tues.-Sat. all food is carry out only. For more information contact Lamp House Coffee Shop at 606-894-007 or Black Mountain Exchange at 606-848-3600.
The goal of Meridzo Center is simply "Help People and Share Jesus." We do this through our ministries. Each one serves as an avenue to meet people where they are, help them, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ!