2015 Indy Mission Trip – Day 1

First off – we made it, safe and sound, without incident. Praise God!

Before anything else is said, I want to thank the strong support we felt from Parma Heights Baptist Church both today in our commissioning and in the months leading up to this week. You are an encouragement and a blessing! I also want to thank the Bunchers who prepared and served us lunch at our sendoff. Yum! Also Phil Randolph, who stuck around to help us load the trailer – which was no small task.

Our travels were safe, and we made it here to KIDS Inc. right on time. After unpacking in the pouring rain, we settled into our dorms and had some orientation time. It’s been a long day, but we’re eager for the work God has for us in the morning.

We appreciate your prayers for safety and spiritual impact!

2015 Summer Mission Trip

Indy 2015

Tomorrow 28 from our Youth Ministry depart for Indianapolis for our summer mission trip. We’re partnering with a Christian inner-city ministry to kids and youth: KIDS Inc. While we’re there we’ll be helping with upkeep of their facilities, running a VBS for kids in their community, yard and property upkeep for their outreach families, organizing a community meal for needy families, working on the property of a nearby elementary school, distributing thousands of school supplies and hygiene products, and sharing our faith in Christ and the gospel all throughout.

We appreciate your prayers for safety and spiritual impact. Thanks!

2015-07-15 OneEightyOne Update – July Outing

We had a blast today helping prep for next week’s Vacation Bible School and our Mission trip in 2 weeks.  Thanks for all of the help.  After lunch we enjoyed a fun pool party.  I love hanging with this crew.

2015-07-11 OneEightyOne Update – Summer Camp Day 7

And… we’re home.

Ranger Camp “Week in Review” video from Word of Life:

Island “Week in Review” video from Word of Life:

2015-07-10 OneEightyOne Update – Summer Camp Day 6

Well, it’s the last full day of a great week of camp. I’m thrilled to report that one of our students trusted Christ for salvation yesterday, and many of the students made significant commitments to follow Him more closely. I praise God for the way He’s worked throughout the week.

Please continue to pray for God’s work in their lives, and for our safe travels tomorrow.

We are scheduled for students to be picked up at the church at 9 pm on Saturday, July 11. After an updated schedule from the camp this evening, it looks like we may be able to return significantly sooner. If that’s that case, we will contact parents in advance for an updated pickup time.

At the Ranch:

At the Island:

2015-07-09 OneEightyOne Update – Summer Camp Day 5

Highlight from today: sitting with our teens all of our teens on the Island for about 45 minutes, listening to how God’s working in their hearts and heads, and cheering them on as they discussed the commitments they’re making for Christ. Be sure to ask them about it when they return!

From the Ranch:

From the Island: