Sunday, June 12, 2016

Week 1- Boanerges Baptist, FBC Brunswick, Eastern Hills, Fellowship of Montgomery, Wamego FUMC, Union Grove, Union Valley, Loudon Co. Association

Hey y'all! Week one was a great first start to this summer, serving at Johnson Bible Club with Boanerges Baptist Church. They came ready to serve and to be the hands and feet of Christ. They rocked it over at Johnson and the kids loved it. The kids loved it so much that they taught the youth and the leaders of Boanerges some new dance moves. The highest day of the week was 58 kids. That's right; 58 kids got to hear about Christ in one day! Boanerges kept great energy all week and was willing to do anything for the kids. Thank you Boanerges so much for your willingness to serve this community! The kids had a blast at Bible Club this past week and y'all started the summer off great! It was awesome getting to work with Boanerges at Johnson this week. Thank you so much!

Bobbby & Fishboy

This week at Guernsey we welcomed FBC Brunswick! We started the week off with 34 kids and rose to a high point of 58 kids. Canvasing was obviously a very strong point for Brunswick; they rocked the streets this week gathering kids and praying for the community.  Even on their night off, Brunswick prayed and cared for the community instead of spending it relaxing. The group was great with the kids and pushed through to the end with full energy and faith. The team had the joy of meeting some Leahy’s, Pope, and National Bible club kids this week. We had an amazing club this week, and it was such a great start to the summer! Thank you FBC Brunswick for coming and answering the call in Memphis this week, and thank you for the love that y’all always show the kids at Guernsey! Safe travels home, and we will see everyone next summer!

- Armstrong, L.B., & Joey
This week at Whittier with Eastern Hills has been such an amazing one! Every day has been better than I could have asked for! The kids were great and everything worked out so well. We started the week with 25 kids and ended the week with 54 kids. At Whittier structure is KEY, and the structure this week was so good! I was so impressed with our team and all of the preparation they put into this week. They were here for the right reason and that was a blessing in itself! Thank you Eastern Hills for spending a week in Memphis pouring your love out onto these kids and this community; it was a blessing getting to work with y'all! God has given us such a great week one and we are so pumped to see what He has planned for us in the weeks to come!
-Meredith & Claire
                                                                          Que Que
Week one of the summer at Club Que Que was out of control! Fellowship of Montgomery was in the house and ready to par-tay! The kids just wouldn't stop coming! We opened the week with 72 kids, and we had a high of 115! The kids kept them busy with great dancing, relays, and some awesome crafts. Bible story was the highlight of club where the kids not only learned the awesome lessons of the Bible, but they got snacks too! Everyday we would arrive with kids excited and ready for club to start! The team loved on these kids so much and the kids loved them right back! We want to give Fellowship of Montgomery a huge thank you for your work this week! We hope to see you see you next year!
-Katie & Silly Steeley
Wamego FUMC came to open up Kendrick for week one of street reach 2016. The heat did not stop them from showing love to the kids. Each and every day brought new faces and more kids to be loved on, and they never slowed down. Reaching 48 kids was no sweat to Wamego, as they poured into the community kids. From roaring like lions at bible story to singing songs about the bible stories everyday, the kids were not disappointed. We had a great first week at Kendrick and look forward to many more this summer!
-Beef & Tyler
Good morning, afternoon, evening, and/or night. This week was week 1 of STREET REACH 2016!!!!! And let me tell you, Rosamond had a fantastic first week. Union Grove Baptist Church from Alabama came out to open up the summer and did a great job! We canvased and canvased and canvased some more, just trying to get the word out that bible clubs were back, and it paid off! With an average of 43 kids per day, we hit our highest on Friday with 54! While at bible club, excitement was high and God's love was prevalent in everyone. I am truly grateful to UGBC for their desire to share the gospel and love the lost. It personally rejuvenated me to see that passion burn within them. Please pray for our kids as the summer continues from here. We have 8 more weeks of letting them see the glory and love of God. Please pray that every measure is taken to ensure that the Gospel is preached, the children understand, and that God sends workers into this harvest field. TTFN - ta ta for now.
-Kaden Sosebee @ Rosamond
What a great first week of bible club it was at National! I had the privilege of working at National last summer, and I am more than excited to be serving there again this summer. Loudon County Association was here this week to start off the first week of bible club. At the beginning of the week we prayed that God would send us as many kinds as he wanted. Of course, God is faithful and we had 57 kids one day! It was awesome to see a lot of the same kids from last summer and quite a few new ones as well. This team had hearts on fire for Jesus and poured out so much love throughout the week. I sat in awe as I watched this team help lead 3 kids to Christ! How cool is God?! Having three kids decide to step into a relationship with Jesus is awesome in itself, but it's even cooler that it happened in the very first week of Bible club. I also had a couple of kids ask me for bibles, and the team willingly gave out some children's bibles to them. I can't even imagine what Jesus is going to do the rest of this summer. Thank you Loudon County for giving up a week to come serve these children. You guys impacted their lives in ways that you will never know. Please continue to pray for all of our Bible clubs sites as we head into the second week of summer.
-Mergan & Katie P.
Wow. This first week at Jackson was beyond my expectations. Loudon County was fantastic at site this entire week. Everywhere I looked the team was interacting well with the kids and Jackson kids were amazing this week. All week long the team kept coming up to me and gushing about how well behaved they were. Even with all of the lunch troubles, Loudon was able to roll with the punches and seemed to continuously get better all week long. We went from having 12 kids on Monday to hitting 51 on Friday! With all of these kids at the beginning of the summer, we had six salvations by the end of the week. I could not have asked for a better team than Loudon County this week, and I want to thank them for all their hard work all week long. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for Jackson the rest of the summer.
-Tedder, Holly, & sometimes Marcus
Summer is here and you can smell Bible club in the air! We had a fantastic week with the intentional attitude and energy levels provided from Union Valley Baptist Church. Kids were showing up half an hour early to play with the team members and experience the attention of people inspired by the love of God. By the end of the week we had 65 kids at Treadwell Bible club!!! On Thursday the kids got a double dose of Union Valley Baptist as they rented a bounce house for the day, and went back for afternoon project to do it all again! On Wednesday a great young boy by the name of Sedric showed up and was asking thoughtful questions in bible story station such as, what is sin? Come Friday he accepted Christ and then sat down with a team member to learn what it means to be a follower of Christ! Thank you so much Union Valley Baptist Church for your passion and hard work given this past week. I am beyond excited to see what God has in store for this summer, all glory to God. 1 Corinthians 3:7-8 "So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor." 
-Rachael and Leah


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