Beach Day – August 1st 10am-4pm!

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Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for a day at Mentor Headlands on Wednesday, August 1, from 10 am-4 pm. We’ll travel by church vehicles from the church. Everyone should bring a modest swimsuit, beach towel, sunblock, street cloths (to change into/out of before/after swimming) and your friends. We’ll enjoy swimming, games, and a cookout! 
 
Be sure to register HERE to help make sure we’ve got enough seats and food!
 
 


Washington DC Day 5

Today was a powerful day of commitments for our students. We spent significant time processing our experiences this week, with the goal of making several commitments for the coming school year. These commitments included:
  1. Making time in our daily schedules to connect with God in prayer and Bible reading
  2. Surround ourselves with Godly influences who will help us live for Christ and proclaim the Gospel
  3. Share the Gospel regularly, to a specific list of friends and family that we came up with.
Additionally, we spent time strategizing specific ways we can be more Gospel advancing as a youth ministry in the coming year. It was exciting to see our students set God-sized goals with practical steps and built in accountability. Please pray for them as they seek to share Christ boldly in the coming year.
 
Tomorrow we’re heading back home. But first, we’re going to visit Arlington National Cemetery and enjoy some free time walking around the National Mall. 
 
Just a reminder – pickup is at planned for around 10:30 pm on Saturday, July 28. (We’re targeting a 10:00 pm arrival, with time to unpack and clean the vehicles.) If we’re off from that target significantly (more than 15 minutes) we’ll do our best to notify families in advance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Washington DC Day 4

Today’s focus was SHARE. While we’ve been sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in various ways throughout the week, today had a special SHARE focus. We spent significant time in the blocks surrounding our nation’s capital intentionally encountering people with the goal of sharing the gospel.

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Washington DC Day 3

Let’s be honest – you came for he pictures… So here you go. You’ll have to stick around and read about our day to see the rest.
 
 
Yesterday (Tuesday) was our PRAYER day, with a focus on praying for the people of DC, praying for our unsaved family and friends, and looking for opportunities to pray for people we observe and encounter.
 
Today (Wednesday) was our CARE day, with a focus on identifying and meeting needs, showing Christ’s love and care in practical ways. In order to accomplish this, we partnered with a community center in a challenged community to help them put on a family outreach. This center is run by a partnership of Christian organizations and churches that want to impact their community for Christ. Our students were involved in running various aspects of this outreach including: soccer, basketball, various crafts and other games/activities. The end of our CARE experience was a community meal where hundreds were fed. It was so inspiring to see our youth serving, outside of their comfort zones in some case. I didn’t hear a single complaint, even during a torrential downpour where we all got soaked.
 
We appreciate your continued prayers. Please pray for:
  • Several students who are exhausted or struggling from the heat and activity
  • That we would look for an make opportunities to share Christ with others
  • That we would listen for what God wants to teach us through these experiences

 
 


Washington DC Day 2

Today stared early, with a short, but interesting drive to our ministry host site. Various parts of major roads were closed or coned off because of significant storms and rain throughout the the night. We were a bit concerned that these storms, predicted throughout the day, would impact our ability to be out in the city. Praise God that He held off most of the rain, aside from some sprinkles in the afternoon.

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Washington DC Day 1

And we’re off. Thanks so much for your encouragement and strong support.Today we are traveling to DC, settling into our hotel, and having orientation.