The Fres-Yes Cam!!

 

God is Good!

What a week!  5 homes were painted, 2 schools were worked on, 1 community center was refurbished, 1 church was painted, 1 market was painted, and lives were changed.  We are so grateful to have been a part of what God did this week through World Changers in Fresno, California.  It was an honor to serve all the churches that participated this week.  It truly was an incredible experience and the impact made in this community will be recognized.

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We cannot thank you enough,

Summer Staff

Let Them Come!

Today was full of opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Each crew approached their sites head on, but then for lunch gathered to host a barbecue for the neighborhood at the Mary Ella Brown Community Center.  Homeowners, World Changers, local churches, and passersby all came to eat and fellowship together.  This event was a new kind of service.  The participants were able to honor their homeowners by taking the kids to play or just simply sitting down with them and listening.

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It was incredible to watch the Church come together to honor a community.  The participants then returned to their worksites to continue on in the labor.  The day proceeded to offer opportunities to persevere, the Concert of Prayer, and church devotions that challenged each group to notice how God was moving.  With one more day left at the worksites, our prayer is that the Lord overwhelms the sites with people who are ready to hear about the love of our Lord and Savior.

I am sorry to say that E-couragrams will no longer be accepted, but the participants will return soon and face-to-face encouragement will be possible!

Thank you,

Your Summer Staff

“Fres-no? Fres-YES!”

This week is flying by.  Each crew has done incredible work at their worksites and are striving to make a difference in Fresno.  This community’s needs are being further revealed the more time we spend here.  As houses are painted, schools are refurbished, and gardens are planted, we are reminded that why we’re here is so much greater than even the changes we can see.  Be in prayer that the Lord provides even more opportunities to share the gospel with the people in the neighborhoods we are in.

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After a day of working at sites, our whole project got to represent World Changers at the local ball park, home of Fresno Grizzlies.  The home team may have lost, but today was anything but a loss.  Speaking of losses, don’t lose the opportunity to encourage participants by sending them an E-couragram!

Thank you,

Your Summer Staff

Heatin’ Up for Jesus

Fresno is not ready for what’s about to hit ‘em!  The participants spent the morning learning more about the community and the organizations we are working with this week.  We heard from Larry, the CEO of Fresno Rescue Mission and a representative of Councilman Baines.  After being reminded of our purpose and the mission at hand, we jumped into our cars, drove to our sites on a mission to take Fresno by storm!  The day was anything but chilly, but that did not stop World Changers.  Each worksite was faced head on and the seeds for the growth of relationships in the community are sprouting.  After gallons of water and sweat, our participants gathered to worship and fellowship.  Now, all tuckered out, the participants are resting to take on the next day.  We cannot wait to see what God has in store for the rest of this week!

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DON’T FORGET TO SEND E-COURAGRAMS TO PARTICIPANTS

Thank you,

Your Summer Staff

THEY’RE HERE!

Today we welcomed eleven churches into the Fresno Rescue Mission who are all ready to go out into the community and be the hands and feet of Jesus.  We spent today being prepared and getting well immersed into our incredible facility and tomorrow we will be sent out!  The churches who will be serving this week are:

Clovis Hills Community Church

Coronado Baptist Church

Federal Way First Presbyterian Church

First Baptist Church Clearlake

First Baptist Church Fair Oaks

First Baptist Church Gallup

Korean Baptist Church

Northern California Dream Church

Royal Palms Baptist Church

Sonora Baptist Church

Tri City Chinese Baptist Church

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We are beyond excited for this week to get rollin’!  Don’t forget to send E-couragrams to the participants throughout the week!

Thank you,

Your Summer Staff

Start Your Engines…

It’s time.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for.  WORLD CHANGERS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA!  We are here at Fresno Rescue Mission and we are ready to go.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The facility is incredible and is in an ideal location to serve this community.

As your Summer Staff, we cannot express how excited we are for everyone to get here!  The Lord has something great planned for this week, just wait.  But while we wait, meet your Summer Staff…

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(From Left to Right)

Allie Senyard:Music Leader

Doug Forsythe: Missions and Communications Specialist

James Everidge: Office Manager/Team Leader

Rachel Bialoskurski: Audio and Visual Technician

Along with your Summer Staff, you will be served by the dream team…

Lauren Annin: Project Coordinator

Dan Chengrian: Construction Coordinator

Michelle Pellerin: Associational Coordinator

Now we need the rest of you guys to come on over!  Even if you won’t be here, don’t think you can’t be involved.  Follow the happenings of this week on this blog page and send E-couragrams to participants!  We are in need of prayer every day!

Thank you,

Summer Staff