Well, this is it. After a week full of awesome stories and adventures, it’s time to pack everything back up and head on home. After many goodbyes, hugs, and friend requests on all the social media sites people use now-a-days, everyone is preparing to leave tomorrow morning to go back to their home cities; but they’re going back changed.
This week, so many lives have been touched and so many hearts have been changed. Decisions have been made, and minds have been set on living eternally and not of this world. Even though this week of World Changers is over, the lessons and messages that were instilled in hearts will carry on in the lives of these students and leaders. It’s so exciting to think about the changes that will be made in cities around the nation, because of the work that has taken place this week.
In Clovis this week: there were 37 presentations of the gospel, 23 people requested prayer, 15 bibles were handed out, there were 2 people who recommitted their lives to Christ, and 3 people accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the people of Clovis were impacted this week.
If you’d like to keep getting informed on what’s happening with World Changers, and important information, you can do so on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wcmissions.
On behalf of all of the coordinators and staff, I want to thank you so much for being apart of this mission with us. The impacts that were made here this week are truly remarkable. Just like these wonderful servants of Christ, working hand in hand from all over the country. We are leaving Clovis, California a changed city, just as we are leaving as changed people.
Whether it’s on this side of glory, or the next, I look forward to speaking with you all again.
As the end of our awesome week together is getting closer to the end, these participants are still acting and have the energy as if it was the first day here. They are at their worksites on time and working harder than ever. It’s because of this hard work that every crew is ahead of schedule, and some crews even finished their houses today!
Tonight, instead of worship, we did something called the Concert of Prayer. This is a time for everyone to spend a night in prayer and worship to our Lord. We prayed for revival in our hearts, we prayed for the city of Clovis, we prayed for our cities back home, and we prayed for the world.
The theme this year for World Changers is “Change the City, Change the World.” We firmly believe that if we want to see a change in this world, then it starts in the cities. If we can impact a person, then that person will change a family, and that family will change a community, and that community will change the city, and that city can then change the world. If we want to see a change in the world, then we must change the cities; the world will follow.
Tonight is also the last night that the e-ncouragrams will be open. If you’d like to send a note to a student or leader, then this is the last night to do it!
Today was another great day here in Clovis, California. With temperatures rising to 104 degrees every day this week, it’s safe to say it gets a little toasty at the worksites. Even through this battle against the heat, however, these students and leaders are still smiling, and working harder than ever. They are truly an inspiration to everyone.
Every crew is doing great work and on pace to finish right on time; some crews are even ahead of schedule! The houses are looking great, and the homeowners are smiling.
With two days of working left in this pretty intense heat, I ask that you pray for the strength of all the students and leaders, and for their motivation to continue. Please also keep in your prayers the people that will be impacted by the work that’s being done here, and for the citizens of this city.
Today was an awesome day! This morning we did something called the Great Send Off. We had everyone gather up in downtown Clovis, where the city began, and then had representatives from the city of Clovis, such as councilmen and the former governor, thank and encourage all of the participants. It was great to see the city officials support the work that’s going on here.
The crews hit the ground running today. Most of the worksites involve painting, landscaping, and some building (like fences). These participants are here to serve the Lord and that was extremely evident in the work that they put in today. It’s awesome to see the comittment that they have; proving that this generation cares more than most people give them credit for.
Please keep praying for the work that’s being done, and for the courage and strength of these participants to not only be joyful in the work they’re doing, but also to talk to the homeowners and people passing by. To share the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone.
I am happy to report that all of the churches arrived here today safe and sound. Everyone has unpacked, got their crew assignments, had a night of worship, and are ready to get the work started tomorrow!
It’s so cool to see the excitement that these people have for serving the Lord. Giving up a week of their summer vacation to pay money to come here and work on strangers homes showing the love of Christ. It’s a very powerful thing to see, and it definitely has the power to change hearts.
I ask that you please be in prayer for the week we have ahead of us. For safety and health, but most importantly that the people of Clovis will be impacted by the work that’s done here by these participants. That people will see the love that God has for them, and that lives will be changed here in Clovis, California.
We are less than 24 hours away from getting this project started and everyone is super excited! The whole place is set up and ready to go for these awesome workers of Christ.
This week, we have churches from all over the country.
Tacoma First Baptist Church- Tacoma, Washington
Northern California Dream Church- Richmond, California
Tri City Chinese Baptist Church- Union City, California
Woodland United Fellowship- Woodland, California
Clovis Hills Community Church- Clovis, California
Northern Hills Community Church- Phoenix, Arizona
Cornerstone Community- Palo alto, California
Westside Baptist Church- Las Angeles, California
Sung Kwang Presbyterian Church- Fort Worth, Texas
One Life Church- Fair Oaks, California
New Hope Community Church- Las Angeles, California
Please pray for all of these churches as they travel here today and tomorrow.
E-couragrams are now open. If you’d like to send a note to a participant thanking them or encouraging them then this is the place to do it! Just click on the e-couragram link on the home page and click Clovis July 22-27 and then fill in the participants name.
Hello and welcome to World Changers! To all of the friends, family, and random people who are lost on the internet, I would like to thank you so much for being apart of this great organization, and being apart of this mission with us this coming week. We are so excited to get started!
The staff and coordinators this week are some fantastic people:
Project Coordinator: Lauren Annin
Construction Coordinator: Steve Eddleman
Associational Coordinator: Michelle Pellerin
Worship Speaker: Jon Annin
Music Leader: Nikki Pitts
Office Manager: Laura Jones
Audio and Visual Technician: Brandon McCorkle
Missions and Communication Specialist: Landry Vaught
We have been praying and preparing for this week for a very long time, and it is so exciting to see things finally start to begin. As the time for this awesome week to start is rapidly approaching, I ask that you be in prayer for the days to come.
Sadly, today was the last day that we’ll all be together. Goodbyes were made, Facebook friend requests were sent, and hugs were given. But the cool thing is that even though we’re saying goodbye here in Clovis, this is just the beginning. Now, all these students and leaders get to go back to their home cities and towns and bring back all that they’ve learned and experienced. They are excited to see their cities changed just as they’ve changed Clovis.
All of the projects were completed today, and all of the homeowners were extremely pleased. It was awesome being able to see all of the houses before and then be able to see them now; completely transformed and looking better than ever. But that’s not all that was changed.
This week, 50 presentations of the gospel were made, 37 people requested prayer, 15 bibles were handed out, and there were at least 2 people that accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. And these were only homeowners, and people walking by wondering what these crazy kids were doing.
If you’d like to follow World Changers beyond this blog, you can do that through Facebook at www.facebook.com/wcnamb.
On behalf of all of the staff and coordinators, I’d like to thank you so much for being apart of this mission with us. It has been an honor to be able to spend this past week with all of these awesome people. God definitely used these participants this week to change hearts and lives and to draw people closer to Him.