Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Saturday's Outreach

The flyers are made up and are being distributed tomorrow night!  Dean and Bernard will take them out and hand them out to the residents in the Oxford apartment complex, and we'll be praying for a great turnout.

Would you pray for that also?  We want to reach these kids (and adults) with the Word of God!

We will probably meet at our house in Stem around 2pm on Saturday.  We'll head out and start setting up around 3pm, and will be ready to begin at 4pm.

If you would like to be a helper in any of the following areas, we would love it and could definitely use you!!

  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Food serving
  • Grill cook
  • Adult ministry/prayer
Also we will be getting the final supplies together by Friday and are still in need of:

  • paper/styrofoam plates
  • napkins
  • juice boxes (100% juice please)
  • hot dog buns
  • ketchup and mustard for hot dogs
And of course we will have a table at the very end for donated items, which will include kids toys, household items and some kids clothes.  We will probably not be doing adult clothes this time.

Thanks so much in advance for your help!  Most importantly, please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide our steps, our activities and our words.

Loving Radically Through Christ,


Friday, August 23, 2013

Mobile VBS Outreach - August 31st

We are going to have our mobile VBS/kids outreach on the Armor of God on Saturday, August 31st.

We will be having a discussion/planning meeting tomorrow night (Saturday, August 24th) at 6pm at our house in Stem.

If you are interested in helping out and would like to come to the meeting, please do!  We would love to have your help.

We will be discussing the different areas of service and the supplies that are still needed.

Loving Radically Through Christ,


Monday, August 12, 2013

National Night Out 2013

What a great time we had at National Night Out last Tuesday!

I believe this will be our 3rd year going and helping out with the outreach led by Bull City Outreach Ministries.  We are just so blessed to be able to be a part of it. 

We always have a great time fellowshipping with folks from the community, the police officers, and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

We handled the "kids department" and took some ideas from our upcoming mobile VBS and gave them a "test run".  We had face painting, crafts and a meet-and-greet with Armor of God Man.

One little girl that stood out to me the most of the night was a little girl local to the area (Hyde Park and Liberty Streets).  She was about 4 or 5.  She came up to me at the craft table and I immediately started helping her with a Sword of the Spirit coloring craft.  This gave me the opportunity to start asking her some questions about the Bible and Jesus and church.  Everytime I asked her if she knew what the Bible was, or if she knew who Jesus was, or if she went to church, she just shook her head "no".  But a few moments later when I asked her if she knew that Jesus died for her (she again shook her head "no"), she proceeded to tell me all about how her cousin had just died.....how he had gotten shot right outside and how her mother and grandmother were crying and screaming.  It just broke my heart.  She knew way more than any 4 or 5 year old should.  She retold the story like a teenager would. 

But this is the reality of her life. 

This is why we do National Night Out in these areas....to try and show these kids that there is more to life than just what they see....that there is JESUS and that He loves them and died for them. 

Please pray that the seeds we planted in these areas will grow, and that we will have opportunities to see these precious people again.

I did not take any pictures, but I've included a few that other people took that night.

Loving Radically Through Christ,