Sunday, May 22, 2011
This Summer our church will, on select Sunday nights, go into our community to do ministry of some sort. We're calling it "Summer of Serving", and we begin on June 12 with some old-fashioned sangin' in a couple local nursing homes. Each SOS evening will be different. For all you locals, watch the church bulletin for more information.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I am happy to announce that our church is planning its own medical missions trip to the Dominican Republic for the summer of 2012. Exact dates will be announced soon, but it will almost certainly be the 2nd week in June. If you are a medical professional of some sort, and would like to know more, please e-mail me.
This summer I, along with a few other intrepid souls from our church, will be ministering to kids at a local apartment complex on a weekly basis. It will be VBS-ish, though we haven't thought of a proper name for it yet. The idea is to have a presence there all summer, and not just for a few days. We are hoping that this ministry will lead to opportunities to influence the families of these children, which according to Monica who works there, could certainly use it. Pray for us as we iron out the details.
Monday, May 16, 2011
On Saturday I went to our local flea market again to participate in Scripture distribution. I was joined by a couple of folks from our church, and together we got a lot done. On Sunday morning our team that went to the Dominican Republic gave a report to the church. The frustrating thing about these mission trip reports is that one can never adequately describe what happened. The sights, sounds, smells and even feelings that one gets from a trip like this can only be experienced by those who go. But it was fun talking about it nonetheless. Mr. Roberts finished up the service with a challenge to the congregation...."it's not a question of IF I should do something; the question is, WHAT should I be doing?" Well said.