Sundays are a joyful and encouraging day for Team 314 as we get the opportunity to lead others in worship in their home church! Today we were able to serve in many different avenues at Pataskala Grace Brethren Church. For Sunday School hour we split our three-groups up and sent them into different ministries. One group was able to spend time with the youth group while another group got to interact in the young adult and adult classes. Our third group put on a children’s program for the children’s ministry. They played games, did puppets, danced, and taught them children’s songs such as The Father Loves Me! The morning service was filled with choir songs, puppets, dances, and many other things. Brenna shared her children’s story and Patrick shared his sermon. It is always exciting to hear these students share their children’s story or sermons that they have been working on the past few months. Overall our morning at Pataskala was very encouraging for our team and members of the church mentioned that they were blessed by our joy and passion for the Lord!
Though we quickly left Pataskala to head to Wawasee, Indiana we made sure to take some time to celebrate Isaac’s birthday! Today is his 18th birthday and Amy made him a homemade cake with buttercream frosting. We made sure to sing to him and many other things to make his birthday extra special!  In addition to it being Isaac’s birthday Zach finished up his college classes today and has officially graduated from Grace College. We celebrated this great accomplishment with him! We quickly loaded the bus and left for Indiana knowing that a four hour bus ride was ahead of us. As a team we used this time to fellowship together and spend time laughing together!
Upon our arrival at Wawasee Community Bible Church we met the youth pastor and quickly left again to head to a pool party with the youth group. The youth group meets every other Sunday for Sunday Psalms and tonight we were able to be a part of it! We ate a delicious dinner with them, swam in the pool, and spent time getting to know them. We were able to minister to the youth group by putting on a short program for them. Many skits were used, Olivia and Christian shared a short testimony, and Nick shared his sermon! The Cross Illustration was again a powerful tool at tonight’s program and Mikayla was able to lead a young girl into a personal relationship with the Lord. It never gets old watching people choose to walk from death to life J It has been another GREAT day for Team 314 and we look forward to see what tomorrow holds. Please be praying that we would have a great day working alongside the Wawasee youth group again tomorrow!

Elyssa getting to know a young boy at Pataskala!

Elyssa getting to know a young boy at Pataskala!


Stacy acting like a monkey during the Animal Game in children's ministry.

Stacy acting like a monkey during the Animal Game in children’s ministry.


Team 314 leading Pataskala in worship!

Team 314 leading Pataskala in worship!


Stacy and Alex sharing special music during offering.

Stacy and Alex sharing special music during offering.


Rene sharing her testimony during church.

Rene sharing her testimony during church.


Celebrating a precious mom during the Mom Song!

Celebrating a precious mom during the Mom Song!


Patrick sharing his sermon.

Patrick sharing his sermon.


Happy Birthday Isaac and Congrats Zach on graduating college today!!

Happy Birthday Isaac and Congrats Zach on graduating college today!!


Sharing a funny skit during the outdoor program.

Sharing a funny skit during the outdoor program.


Nick sharing his sermon with the Wawasee Youth Group.

Nick sharing his sermon with the Wawasee Youth Group.


Christian discussing with the youth about how they can genuinely love others.

Christian discussing with the youth about how they can genuinely love others.


Stacy and Hannah getting to know the Wawasee youth group ladies.

Stacy and Hannah getting to know the Wawasee youth group ladies.


Team 314 sharing the Gospel truth through Speech Choir.

Team 314 sharing the Gospel truth through Speech Choir.


Isaac sharing the Cross Illustration.

Isaac sharing the Cross Illustration.