After a long week apart from one another we were all excited to load the bus and be back together last night as we left Momentum Youth Conference! Momentum was a great week for our students to spend time pouring into their youth groups and to get a taste of what coming home will look like. It was encouraging to hear story after story about how God used them to impact their youth groups even this week!
Today was a long day for our students as we arrived at Community Grace Brethren Church of West Milton (CGBC) this morning at 2 am and we woke up early to prepare for Sunday morning services. During Sunday School hour Christian, Josh S., Tyler, Drew, and Josh S were able to share their sermons in five different teenage and adult classrooms. We were also able to bless the church by sharing some of our programming during their service. Isaac and Rene shared special music during the offering and they did a wonderful job with it! The service went extremely well and the students were able to encourage the church.
Following a delicious lunch provided by the church (Thank you CGBC!) we loaded the bus and headed to a local nursing home. We were able to share a short program with the older generation and it was clear by their laughter and smiles that it was a great encouragement to them. The students had great conversations and Jessica even shared that one of the ladies began to cry as they spent time praying for her! Watching teenagers interact with the older generation provides a neat picture as we watch two generations enjoy their time together.
Our evening was spent with some much needed team time. There was a lot of laughter as we traveled to Wendy’s to dinner and spent time hanging out together. Though we were enjoying time together our students still took the opportunity to reach out to those around us. Brenna had a great conversation with three individuals while at Wendy’s and it was so awesome to hear her sharing the Gospel with them! Thank you for your prayers this last week while we were with our youth groups. We ask that you continue to pray for us as we push through this last week and begin to talk about what it looks like to take this home!

Christian sharing his sermon.

Christian sharing his sermon.


Josh S. sharing about being imitators of Christ.

Josh S. sharing about being imitators of Christ.


Drew sharing this sermon today.

Drew sharing this sermon today.


Tyler sharing his sermon with the youth.

Tyler sharing his sermon with the youth.


Josh S. sharing from God's Word today.

Josh S. sharing from God’s Word today.


Team 314 singing their hearts out this morning.

Team 314 singing their hearts out this morning.


Isaac and Rene sharing special music.

Isaac and Rene sharing special music.


Andrew and Moriah sharing a testimony of what God has been teaching them this summer.

Andrew and Moriah sharing a testimony of what God has been teaching them this summer.


Using Maggie Dear as a way to encourage the older generation through laughter!

Using Maggie Dear as a way to encourage the older generation through laughter!


Drew and Tyler getting to know a man today at the nursing home.

Drew and Tyler getting to know a man today at the nursing home.


Kenzie and Kahler are all smiles as they get to know this beautiful lady.

Kenzie and Kahler are all smiles as they get to know this beautiful lady.


Jess and Mikayla sharing the love of Christ today.

Jess and Mikayla sharing the love of Christ today.


Patrick and Isaac praying with a man before leaving.

Patrick and Isaac praying with a man before leaving.