Our day began with hour with God and as we continue to do this the students desire it more and more each day. It is encouraging to see them diving into God’s Word and learning because of that! Pataskala Church then provided our team with a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausage. Thank you Pataskala for blessing us with this delicious and filling breakfast. The students were able to listen to Pastor Mike share his testimony and what God is doing in and through Pataskala Grace Brethren. This was an encouraging time for our team as Pastor Mike has been on Operation Barnabas before and could encourage the team with where they are right now. After this time we divided into Discipleship groups so that we could discuss what God is doing in and through our lives. There is nothing greater than being able to walk through life with your peers and leaders!
Today was Cow Appreciation at Chick-Fil-A which means that if you go to Chick-Fil-A dressed up as a cow you would receive a free meal! Since Team 314 loves fun and free meals, we took advantage of this. We spent time putting spots, tails, and utters on each team member. The team went above and beyond anything we would ever expect and we had a blast doing it. We even mooed for the workers before ordering our food! It was a great time of having fun and having conversations with the employees and people at Chick-Fil-A.
Following our delicious lunch we worked extremely hard in manual labor. Our students were able to paint, pull weeds, clean carpets, and many other jobs. Sabrina had fun running the carpet stain cleaner and Alex preceded her with the vacuum. It is encouraging to see the students begin to enjoy manual labor as they see the great way that it blesses the church!
Our evening was spent at a pool party with members of Pataskala and the youth group there. There were many great conversations, games of tetherball and football, swimming, and many other activities. Mikayla was even able to share the gospel with a young girl who then decided to accept Christ into her life! We rejoice with the fact that Mikayla was able to build a relationship with this girl and see her come into a personal relationship with Christ. It is encouraging to see students sharing the gospel with those they build relationships with.
Thank you for your daily prayers and we ask that you continue to lift us up in prayer!

Stacy and Rene excited to get free Chick-Fil-A!

Stacy and Rene excited to get free Chick-Fil-A!


Team 314 transformed as cows today!! Thank you Chick-Fil-A for the free meal!

Team 314 transformed as cows today!! Thank you Chick-Fil-A for the free meal!


Lauren getting to know a girl from the Pataskala youth group.

Lauren getting to know a girl from the Pataskala youth group.


Tommy and Nick enjoying their food and fellowship.

Tommy and Nick enjoying their food and fellowship.


Sabrina spending time showing Christ's love.

Sabrina spending time showing Christ’s love.


Drew and Patrick having fun with the Pataskala youth group!

Drew and Patrick having fun with the Pataskala youth group!