Community Partnerships

Healthy Children, Healthy Communities

Our Community Partnerships were born out of a desire for our 30 communities to have a more personal source of support. It is our goal to find a Community Partner for each community in our Community Health Development Program.


Our Partners stay connected:  Our Community Partners receive updates, stories, and photos as your community is visited throughout the year.  They are able to watch how your partnership makes a difference throughout the year. 

"I love the community

partnership program because

I know God is using our gifts to

change an entire community."


                -Bruce Carter


Through an annual contribution of $3,250.00, a Friends of Barnabas Community Partner, provides the following to a sponsored community:

  • Continued educational support for community leaders and community health volunteers through weekly telephone calls, distribution of materials, and video support

  • Virtual educational support for small groups within communities

  • Remote community lectures by our Community Health Nurses, offered weekly rather than monthly, through video productions on topics such as:         

    • Proper handwashing

    • Making of liquid soap and hand sanitizer

    • How to make a mask with a paper towel or a disposable diaper

    • How to keep children entertained during quarantine

    • COVID-19 signs and symptoms to watch for in children

    • The importance of COVID-19 testing

    • How to treat a fever

    • Various growth and development topics

    • Devotionals

    • Why not to use an infant walker

    • How to properly disinfect surfaces

    • Prevention of viral and respiratory illnesses

    • Proper use of a mask

    • Hypertension in times of COVID

    • The developmental steps needed for a child to be able to walk

    • Awareness of Dengue

    • Kawasaki disease

    • Breastfeeding with COVID

  • Advanced communication resource tools needed for FOB medical staff to provide weekly tele-medicine support 

  • Transportation resources for FOB staff to transport community members to hospitals in emergencies or for significant appointments while public transportation is inactive.

  • Emergency support for families suffering loss.

We are grateful for our Community Partnerships

    South Richmond Rotary, La Aquita

Howard Chapel-Ridgeville UMC, La Cuchilla & Palmichales Fatima

Farmville United Methodist Church, El Chaguiton

Bruce and Susan Carter Family, La Isla   

Main Street United Methodist Church, Encinal

 Reveille United Methodist Church, Aguas de La Reina

Trinity United Methodist Church, El Carrizal   

   Barbara Reid & Family, Cordoncillos

Warwick United Methodist Church, Agua Zarca

West Main Baptist, San Jose de la Cuesta

Memorial United Methodist Church, El Caliche

Thesa Jolly, El Cedral

The Spitzer Family, La Masica

Mary T Hartford & Family, San Antonio de Yure

                      Bob Arnette, Puerta del Portrero

To learn more about how you or your organization can take part in the Community Partnership program, contact us at (804) 744-5624 or e-mail

​“When the clinic numbers are read after a team visits in one of our communities, there is a sense of awe in the room, knowing we also touched each of those lives.”

     -  Phil Ayers, Pastor - Howard Chapel