Today was a great day of teaching times and ministry for Team 314. We were blessed to get a little extra sleep last night and by the end of the day we were extremely thankful for it! We began our day with prayer as a team and then spent individual time with the Lord. Kari and Zach took the opportunity to hold a teaching time about the tongue this morning. They were able to discuss what it looks like to speak in a way that honors Christ and does not bring others down. We quickly cleaned the church and headed towards Encounter Church.
Since we were near Hilliard we stopped in at Mark Artrip’s house and he took the opportunity to teach our students about love and dating. It was a great time of good conversation and learning for the students. We headed over to a local park in Columbus to meet up with Pastor Sean and other members from Encounter Church. When we first arrived it was pouring down raining and we watched our students split up and pray that the rain would go away. Within a few minutes of prayer we saw the rain clouds lift and the sun come up! The crowd of people that we were able to minister to was a group of women and children from a drug rehab facility. This was a unique experience for our students as they were able to show Christ’s love to a group of people who are hurting in a very different way. The program went extremely well and we saw at least 3 individuals come to the Lord! Matt and Mikayla were both able to lead individuals to the Lord and we anticipate that there were probably more. We praise the Lord that He was able to use us in great and powerful ways as we watched people walk from death to life!
The students are in host homes tonight and they were very excited about the opportunity they have to minister to those homes. Thank you for your daily prayer and we ask that you join us in prayer as we return to the same location tomorrow for another program. Pray that we would see relationships continue to grow and that we would see more individuals walk from death to life!
PS: Sorry for the lack of pictures, the internet was giving us problems tonight!

Tommy and Anne praying that the rain would stop.

Tommy and Anne praying that the rain would stop.


Moriah getting to know a lady from Encounter Church.

Moriah getting to know a lady from Encounter Church.


Anne helping the children make balloon animals.

Anne helping the children make balloon animals.


Lauren and Kahler hanging out with some children who look like dogs!!

Lauren and Kahler hanging out with some children who look like dogs!!