The Daily Grind: DAY 1

The Daily Grind Columbia

This morning our participants took part in “The Great Send-Off”. This is a time to celebrate the work that will be occurring in the community and “Send Out” our students and adult leaders into the mission field!

If you’re new to World Changers, the Project Coordinator Alex Gonzalez took time to pray over our students and the work that will be done here in Columbia.

We had a lot of fun sending out our students and saying goodbye to our crew!


It’s the end of DAY 1 of the tough work, and everyone is absolutely exhausted. Luckily, we have awesome crews that will fight the exhaustion to make this week in Columbia the absolute best! Please allow me to introduce you to a few of our awesome crews!

Ultimately, we all had a great day. Please be praying for our crews as they minister to this community. Pray for opportunity and boldness to share the Gospel.

Send your students and friends an E-COURAGRAM! They’ll love it.

Check back tomorrow for introductions to the rest of our awesome crews!

The Easy Day

The US Navy SEALs’ motto is “The only easy day was yesterday,” and for our World Changers that motto rings true. Today was the first day on the worksites and the crews have been working hard! Since this is a community World Changers project, it is, for the lack of a better word, “community” based, meaning that most of the work that everyone is doing is evangelizing to the surrounding areas. In fact, during a church group devotion I was in, the group leader said a young boy approached him and asked a rather astounding question that I think we as World Changers often overlook. The boy asked, “What does it mean to be a World Changer?” Most folks think of a crucial historical figure as a world changer, but when you take the “world” down to a personal level, it can be as easy as handing someone food, thus the expression, “you’ve changed my world.” Their entire psyche has been changed, thanks to one small act of kindness. As our World Changers continue to change Tampa, why not go out and see what change you can bring about in somebody’s world?

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Brunswick, GA Project Cam

Project Cam for San Fran

Combo Project blog and E-couragrams

This week for the WC/P2 Combo project, we will be posting on the P2 blog. This is the link where you can see everything that is going on and send any E-couragrams!


And we’re off!

Today was the first day the crews went out to their worksites!  We gathered in the morning to rally in excitement about what God is going to do this week!  The crews set out, hooting and hollering, to take on the city of San Francisco.  Our task is to paint and work on these houses; our mission is to share the gospel and see lives changed!

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The crews went to their worksites, met the homeowners, and plotted out their work for the upcoming days.  San Francisco had some sun today and the wind calmed down.  Each site poses unique challenges and opportunities, but our mission remains the same.  Please pray for opportunities to share Christ’s love with the people of this city.  Don’t forget to send E-couragrams to participants!

God Bless,

Your Summer Staff



Birmingham, AL Project Cam!

The Daily Grind: DAY 3


Another day in Cherokee means another awesome day of work and ministry for our wonderful crews! Today, the sports camp was alive and well despite a few drizzles. Kids were able to hang out on the field with our crews playing football, soccer, and all kinds of awesome games. Our construction crews weathered some road blocks, and are nearing completion of the decks they’ve been laboring over. Check out some of what these folks were up to today.

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 Cherokee. 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!

Cherokee Week: History in the Making!

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We’ve arrived at the lovely, mountainous state of North Carolina to the Cherokee project! It’s absolutely beautiful here! Our home for the week will be Cherokee Middle School, and we’ll be fueling up to serve the community through various ministry and construction projects both on and off the Cherokee Reservation. This place is rich in Cherokee history and culture. We’re hoping to make some history ourselves! This week, we will be working with Project Coordinator, David Brown, and the wonderful Rich Snead will be bringing us the Word each night during The Gathering. These two will be helping cover all of our bases by taking on Associational Coordinating and Construction Coordinating responsibilities. Multi-talented fellas, I suppose! Thankfully, they’ll be leaving the First Aid Coordinating to the pro: Dewayne Cash! We’re so excited to begin this week of World Changers with this awesome staff!

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Your Summer Staff! L to R: Micah Smith (Missions & Communications Specialist), McKenzie Lockhart (Music Leader), Terra Dodd (Office Manager), J.D. Poole (Audio/Visual).

Your Summer Staff! L to R: Micah Smith (Missions & Communications Specialist), McKenzie Lockhart (Music Leader), Terra Dodd (Office Manager), J.D. Poole (Audio/Visual).

Be sure to check the blog for updates on exactly what your students are up to this week! You are also more than welcome—in fact, you are encouraged to click the “Send an Ecouragram” link to send some love our way!


Savannah Project Cam JUNE 21-28, 2014