The Morris Fork team arrived Saturday afternoon with the community welcoming us back with a cookout. This was a time of fellowship with the community, and we were able to relax after a long bus ride. Of course we played 9-square, practiced our basketball skills, or played other games.
The team consists of 13 adults, 14 high school students, and 5 kids. We led the church service on Sunday morning. Immediately following church, we were able to gather at the river to witness two baptisms! In the afternoon, we set up for Bible School.
Monday morning came bright and early, with breakfast starting at 6:30am – so maybe not that bright, but definitely early! After we ate and fellowshipped, we picked the kids up for Bible School. This week, the kids are studying two different themes. The younger crowd are at the Faith Factory learning about how God creates us and has a purpose for us. The 13 and over group is visiting the “Magic Kingdom.” Monday’s theme was how God made us. We had 67 kids show up for Bible School. We even had three kids from Ohio, Chicago, and PA come to Morris Fork Bible School. It’s just that great!
It’s now Tuesday. The theme for this morning was, “God is for You”. Tonight, we are having a community movie night. This is a great opportunity for our team to connect with community. We see old friends and always make new ones.
We have been abundantly blessed with great attendance for Bible School so far, but it is an even bigger blessing to see this community filled with the Spirit. Praise God for His work in Morris Fork, and our continued friendships in the community.
*Pictures will come once they return*
Our first teams have returned from their camp adventures. Both Camp PYOCA and Kids Camp returned with awesome stories of how the Holy Spirit moved and worked throughout the week. Each camp enjoyed beautiful weather, meaningful conversations, and a deepened understanding of God’s incredible plan for His people. If you’d like to hear more about these trips and their work for the kingdom, you can contact the ministry directors or ask any of the team members.
This week, we will be sending off two teams. Our Brazil mission team leaves on Friday and our Morris Fork mission team leaves on Saturday. Each of these ministries have been a part of our summer missions for many years. Their impact can be felt across many generations and communities. As these teams depart, please keep them in your prayers for travels and health, but also that their respective ministries continue to bring these communities to Christ.
The Brazil team is preparing to work in a local church in Goiania. Their work will include painting a new space, building a stage, and purchasing a freezer for a local halfway house. The team is looking forward to worshiping with old friends, and serving with new faces.
The Morris Fork team has been hard at work planning their annual VBS for the surrounding community. Team members are excited to return to the small church in Kentucky and put on a week-long VBS. SPC’s visit to Morris Fork is a highlight of summer for many residents, and both team members and residents see God working throughout the trip.
There are many more missions ahead of us. As the summer continues, please keep our teams in your prayers. Your involvement and dedication to putting the Gospel in motion is what allows SPC to continue to change the world.