Day 3…Our LITs were eager to get out and serve and tell other kids about Jesus! We prayed for beautiful weather, with no rain, and God answered our prayers.
Site 3: LITs leading the kids in praise & worship.
At the beginning of each power camp, the LITs lead the kids in an ice breaker game. Here they are playing “duck, duck goose”.
Site 2: Having a great time singing praise and worship!
Site 5 Group!
Maddie making friends with some of the girls!
Matthew presenting the gospel to kids! God is definitely using these kids for His Glory!
Ryan, one of the preteens from GHBC, telling the Bible story for the day.
Logan sharing his testimony with a group of kids his own age. It’s amazing to see the preteens sharing their story! God is good!
Glen spending some time with one of the younger girls.
Every day the LITs teach the kids a new memory verse. They play a memory verse game to help them learn the verse. In this picture, Abby (preteen from GHBC) is teaching the kids the bible verse.
Each day a different LIT presents the gospel. Today Stephen presented the gospel.
After hearing the gospel presented, Stephanie made the decision to follow Christ.
For our afternoon activity on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to play BINGO at the Senior Center. Our LITs had such a great time playing with them!
Working hard and washing dishes.
LIT boys making homemade ice cream.
During our evening worship time our LITs have a chance to share praises and prayer requests from their groups.
Day 2 Update:
Rise and Shine and give God the glory! Morning worship – great way to start the day!
Glen challenged each of us to humble ourselves, become nothing, and take on a role of a servant. Whether that means wiping a nose, sitting with a small child, picking up trash, we are called to be obedient and serve others. Students and leaders spent the remainder of their worship on their knees praying.
Site 5 – Kids were jumping up and down and dancing all around, singing “Today is the day He has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Nothing better than teaching songs about Jesus!!
Site 2: Mathew Walraven sharing his story of how he became a Christian. He has a story to tell and is not ashamed to share it to whomever will listen.
Site 5: Maddie Smith telling today’s Bible story. Full of expression and life she kept the kids attention.
Site 2: LITs were so excited that so many kids came out to spend the day with them. They shared a Bible Story, taught Bible verse, made crafts, played games , and shared the Gospel to all the children at each site.
Site 2: Amy Garrison spending time with one of the girls at camp.
Day 1 Update:
After months of training, our LIT’s were ready to get out and put into practice what they’ve been learning over the last year. Our day began with a time of prayer with our church family, led by our missions pastor. With 9 cars, 2 trailers, 32 students, 18 adults we were ready to hit the road and began our 3 hour journey to Austin.
We arrived at Great Hills Baptist Church, our host church, at 2:00 PM. We were welcomed by three of their preteen students, who are joining us this week. Chris, GHBC Apartment Missionary, led our LITs through an awareness training, to help inform them of the sights they would be at for the week. Students then divided up into their sight groups for last minute preparations. 4:00 p.m. came and students departed GHBC to go to their sites to canvas the apartment complexes and have a time of prayer.
When the groups returned from their sites we were all served a delicious homemade lasagna sent with us from Mr. Danny! A HUGE thanks from all of us to you – it was scrumptious!!
During our evening worship and share time we learned that there would be an abundance of kids at two of our sites. We were so excited about the news and immediately began to pray! We knew that we would need more adults, especially male adults. We had two sites without male leaders. Our evening ended with a sweet time of worship , praying and trusting God to provide.