Heart-Searching

This morning the students had some quiet time and spent an hour with God. After that hour they were encouraged to share the things that God had taught them and things that stood out to them in scripture. Then they practiced their devotional and object lesson. They paired up and practiced giving their lessons to each other. After that Ed Lewis gave another talk about outreach and then we headed to lunch. At lunch, the students who had just graduated from high school ate lunch with Ed and he was able to talk to and encourage them.
The students then had some opportunities to serve the church and help clean up. The afternoon was busy with another outreach session, the Cross Illustration, choir rehearsal, and ending with an introduction to speech choir. The church provided dinner for us then we headed to the gym to practice some of the outreach techniques the students have been learning about. Some members of the church came out and the students were able to initiate conversations with them and practice sharing the gospel. After that we all went to choir for the last rehearsal of the night.
At the beginning of  the last session, Katherine played Amazing Grace on the violin for everyone. We ended the evening with something called Heart-Searching. This is a time for students to reflect on their own lives and pray about things that God is teaching them. Please pray that the students would continue to take the things that they are learning and apply them to their own lives.

Tessa delivers the Cross-Illustration that we use often with children.

Tessa delivers the Cross-Illustration that we use often with children.


Ending the night with team support and encouragement through worship.

Ending the night with team support and encouragement through worship.


Heart-searching time was difficult yet refreshing for many of our students.

Heart-searching time was difficult yet refreshing for many of our students.


The summer heat won't stop our students from serving!

The summer heat won’t stop our students from serving!


Nicholas and Jeremy get to work outside the church.

Nicholas and Jeremy get to work outside the church.


Elizabeth and Tommy practice the conversation skills they have just learned.

Elizabeth and Tommy practice the conversation skills they have just learned.


Ed Lewis shares with the students how to initiate conversations.

Ed Lewis shares with the students how to initiate conversations.


Peyton and Tom break to pray before starting the day.

Peyton and Tom break to pray before starting the day.


Kelsey shares with the group after our first "Hour with God."

Kelsey shares with the group after our first “Hour with God.”