2016-07-26 Mission Indy Day 3

Another amazing Mission Indy day is in the books. It was another great day. Our mornings are filled with work projects around the Kids Inc. facility. We tackled quite a few projects before lunch, including:
  • Painting a girls bathroom
  • Trimming hedges
  • Weeding
  • Edging around the property
  • Doing general yard work for a disabled lady in the community
  • Sorting the clothing pantry
  • Scraping and prepping the shed for painting
During lunch the rain came, which was nice as it cooled things off a bit, but also meant we had to change plans for our afternoon projects:
  • We were able to continue our inside projects.
  • We also added cleaning their nursery and disinfecting all of their toys.
  • We sent a team to the hardware store to purchase supplies for some repair work on the shed, supplies to build a carpetball table, and a badly needed lawnmower for Kids Inc.
Later in the afternoon we held our Elementary Club (VBS). Today our numbers grew from 30 to 45! Our team is doing a great job. 24 of these children made a significant spiritual decision, many of them for salvation. PRAISE GOD!
 
In the evening we took a walking tour of downtown Indianapolis with a special stop at a local ice cream shop. The cold treat was refreshing. We ended our evening with an extended time of prayer and worship right downtown on the circle (similar to our downtown square).
 
I’m glad to report that our team is healthy, in good spirits, and working well together.
 
Thank you for your continued prayer support!
 


2016-07-25 Mission Indy Day 2

We’re coming to the end of a very hot but productive day. We have our crew divided up into 8 separate work teams so that we can easily divide and conquer, or combine forces. This morning we:
  • Purchased food to feed 38+ people for half of the week (can you imagine planning, purchasing, and prepping every calorie for hard working, hungry, growing, teens for an entire week?)
  • Cleared, mowed, edged a recreation field that we used for our Elementary Club
  • Cleaned and sanitized the food pantry including cleaning out the refrigerators
  • Cleaned the skate park
  • Picked up garbage, broken glass, etc. around the entire 2+ acre property, including multiple parking lots and play grounds
  • Sorted and stocked nearly 300 hygiene kits that we will distribute later this week
  • Prepped a bathroom for painting
  • Prepped an walkway and entrance for painting
And all of that was before lunch!
 
After lunch we went throughout the immediate community to cleanup garbage and took time to pray for the community, families, schools, and the ministry of Kids Inc.
 
This afternoon was the kickoff to Elementary Club (their VBS). Last year we launched this for them, and they have been able to have a kids club each week throughout the year. Today we had 30+ kids on our first day, which is a great start, especially considering it was their first day of school. Elementary Club includes:
  • Snack (they come over hungry right after school)
  • Music
  • Recreation games
  • Crafts
  • Bible lesson
  • Music and Bible verse
  • Giveaways and games
Our team did a great job today! Please continue to pray for our safety, unity, and spiritual impact.
 
 


2016-07-24 Mission Indy Day 1.2

We made it safe and sound. It was an uneventful drive – which is what we hoped for. We’re excited for a chance to serve bright and early in the morning.
 


2016-07-24 Mission Indy Day 1

 

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Well, we’re off. This morning’s commissioning in each of the services was very encouraging.

Today we’re traveling, unpacking, settling in, and having orientation. Tomorrow we start our work projects and launch our Kids Club (VBS).

You can follow us throughout the week on Instagram 

@phbc181. #MissionIndy2016

We’re great full for your support and prayers.

– Team Indy



2016-07-09 Summer Camp Day 7

Well we’re on our way home. We appreciate your prayers for safe travels. 
As a reminder: we plan to be back at the church around 8:00 pm for pickup at the Youth Center. All students are expected to help with unpacking and a quick cleaning of the vehicles. If we anticipate being off schedule by more than 15 minutes we’ll do our best to contact you in advance.