We’re Getting Close!

Projects are all but wrapped up here in Slidell. After another hard day of work, crews just have to put the finishing touches on their sites Friday. We didn’t meet for The Gathering tonight because after dinner most of the groups left to go explore New Orleans, which is about 30 minutes from here. They had lots of fun eating beignets at Cafe Du Monde and checking out the city while the rest of us played basketball and gaga ball back at the church. It was a great way to recharge before our last day of work tomorrow.

Tomorrow we are hosting a block party at the church. Pray that many people would come and would have a great time but more importantly that they would hear the gospel. This is a great opportunity for us to make a big fuss about Christ in this community and for his name to be glorified!

Check out these selfies. We love selfies.

Penultimate

Fun fact: there is a word that means second-to-last: “penultimate.” Today is the penultimate day for World Changers Tampa. Tomorrow the crews will work just as they have been, and in fact, 3 of the 4 churches are leaving tomorrow night! It’s always sad to see everybody go so quickly. During tonight’s worship service, Justin Aultman, our worship speaker, invited anyone who does not know Christ to come to their youth leader to make a decision, and although no one did at that time, there were some people who were in tears later, and I just think that was a testament to the power of Jesus Christ working through these folks this week. Please be praying that we all can finish strong and have a safe trip home tomorrow!Crew_02 Crew_04 Crew_06 Crew_07 Crew_09

The Daily Grind: DAY 3

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What a day we’ve had in Columbia! A few crews were transferred to some new projects because they worked too hard and finished their work early! We’re so thankful for their hard work and willingness to keep trucking and serving this community. We were able to visit some sites that were tackling everything from wheelchair ramps and house painting to staining and weed-pulling. There is lots to be done and the workers have been sent out to make things happen! Check out some of these crews at work!

Tonight, students were lead in worship during Concert of Prayer. We focused all of our attention on Christ and Christ alone. It’s never a bad idea to remind yourself of the Gospel and that’s exactly what we did. Christ in the beginning, His birth, His life and ministry and love of people, His death, His burial, and His resurrection. Because He lives, we too can live!

It’s been a great day here in Columbia. Tonight is the last night to send your students ECOURAGRAMS, so take full advantage! Pray for the crews as they wrap up their week tomorrow. Pray especially for the people they will minister to, that they would be able to share the Gospel with great boldness and courage!

Bringing down walls! (physically and spiritually)

Today was an awesome day at the worksites! Participants continued to work diligently and in the name of Jesus Christ! A lot got accomplished today and a few sites will even be finishing up tomorrow and off to help another crew! Several students talked about how they were able to evangelize to the people in their communities. Several of the staffers were even able to go out and visit the students today and witness their hard work and love for Christ! At the end of the day, participants got to come back to the church and unwind with a little bit a free time before our community night. For our community night we are able to bring a local band in that lead everyone in an outstanding time of worship to our King. Several students felt God tugging on their hearts tonight, which lead to some great conversations with group leaders and staffers about feeling called to missions, and God’s role in their lives! Needless to say the project this week is going completely amazing, God is definitely working in Eastland, TX and we can’t wait to see what he will do next!!

Below are some photos of student working at their sites! Enjoy!!

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Concert of Prayer… Muncie Style

Hey Family and Friends!

It has been another fantastic day here at World Changers Muncie. Crew’s were able to go back to their worksites and continue the work they started yesterday. In fact many crews were able to take a break in the afternoon and work on a few community projects in a local park, food pantry, and nursery home. Community projects are a breath of fresh air to crew members as they can step away from the hammers, nails, and paint to invest in the city in a different way, sharing with people why they came from all over America to serve in Muncie.

This evening was Concert of Prayer. Concert of Prayer this year is centered solely around Jesus, from birth to the throne. It is a beautiful sight to see people from all across America come together with hands lifted high to praise the Almighty God.

Please continue to pray for your loved ones here in Muncie. Pray especially for energy. Praise God for the numerous presentations of the Gospel! One site alone shared their faith 12 times today! I keep telling y’all and I am reminded daily, God is doing great stuff here in Muncie!

“My son, obey my words,
and treasure my commands.
Keep my commands and live;
protect my teachings
as the pupil of your eye. ” Provers 7:1-2

Wednesday Update!

Our crews headed out to their worksites today for an awesome second day of ministry!

Today many of our crews had the opportunity to walk around their respective neighborhoods to meet people and form connections with the community.  Great conversations were had, and lots of invitations were handed out for the community night that we will be hosting tomorrow!

We ended our night with the Concert of Prayer.  We had a powerful time of worship focusing on the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ!

Please pray for our upcoming community night! Pray that God would use this night to bring people from the Chesapeake community into relationship with Him! We want people to encounter the Gospel tomorrow night.

To send your student a note of encouragement, click the “Send an E-Couragram” button on the right!

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

Tuesday in Winston!

Hey Friends and Family,

Tuesday here in Winston is coming to a close! It has been such an awesome day.

This morning we had our Great Send Off. We rounded up all our students in the parking lot, got them pumped up for the day, prayed for them, and sent them out to start working.

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So today was the first day out on our sites. We are spread out all over Winston and the surrounding areas painting, building ramps, landscaping, and so much more. But we are here to do so much more than that. We want to use this construction work to share the love of  our Lord.

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After a long day of work, we all gathered together for our Gathering service. Tonight was all about how Christ is pivotal for today. Alyse shared the second foundation for a life on mission, which is spiritual maturity. Then Craig shared with us from Colossians  3. He shared with us how important Christ is to our lives everyday.

 

It has been such a great day. God is already doing incredible things here. Please continue to pray and send your encouragement! Thanks Guys.

Intentional Building

Good Evening Family and Friends!

It has been an awesome day here at World Changers in Muncie. Today entailed a little bit of everything for the participants.

Starting off with prayer, our students went off to change the city of Muncie and in the process change the world. From siding to yard work and everything in between they were excited to get to work. These students are incredible!

The crew chiefs take their job very seriously too though! Take for instance the Toe Nails crew. Their crew chief makes an extra effort to use the building project to show the students analogies for living a life for the Lord. For example, today the Toe Nails put up siding on a house. The crew chief reminded the students that just like we need a solid foundation for siding, we also must have a solid foundation on Jesus.

Tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities! Please continue to pray for your loved ones, that they will have endurance and have opportunities to share the Hope of the world.

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Is that a raccoon behind you!?

Toe Nails hard at work!

Toe Nails hard at work!

 

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name.” Psalm 100:4

DAY ON ON THE WORKSITE… DONE

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A LOVE That Cannot be Measured!

Our God is a God of love, and He loves the people of Sugar Hill with a radical, unchanging, sacrificial love! We are so thankful for the opportunity to go out today and work on people’s homes in the name of Jesus, making a difference and showing and telling others about His love. A little rain this morning barely stopped our progress (it felt great anyway!) and by the afternoon everything was in full swing again. After a successful day one, who knows what else the Lord will do with 160 students out serving in His name! He wants to move with a relentless power and presence here in this city.

Tonight in worship we learned that Jesus is pivotal for our lives today. Not only is He concerned with our eternal destinies, but He also wants to be the center of our lives today. He wants to break us and change us and mold us daily into His servants as we throw off the things of our sinful nature and embrace the things of a Christ-like nature: love, purity, gentleness, and patience, just to name a few. Our relationship with Christ on earth is all about sanctification, becoming more like Him every day, embracing holiness. He is our source of strength. We rely on Him every day, every hour, every minute.

Below are some pictures from the day. Keep those prayers and encouragement coming!

 

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