Florida – July 12 Winnie The Pool And The Hundred Acre Woods

Grace Church of Sebring had a church-wide cleanup day that we were able to join in on. Plenty of projects got done, and most of our morning and afternoon was devoted to working. We finished up our time at the church with an hour with God followed by teaching time from Ashton. After a quick change, we were on the bus with swimsuits and towels for another pool party – the property overlooked 100 acres of forest; absolutely beautiful. While at the party, students connected with church members through swimming, volleyball, and eating some grilled goodies.
Some of our most intimate moments today came from our evening team time. For a good hour or so, guys went with the girl leaders and girls went with the guy leaders to talk about the opposite genders and their interaction in ministry and general life. The evening closed with some team worship time in preparation for the long day ahead of us. Please be in prayer for our team as we look to end tour well. With just over a week to go, we want to see God break through even more areas of our lives than we have seen all the other weeks combined. Pray for the leaders to model intentional living in the face of exhaustion so that the students can see mature perseverance in us – not by our strength, but by the strength of the Lord that they can tap into as well.
On a side note, everyone is doing well, and the leaders wish to communicate how proud we are of the students. Yes, we (students and leaders) are all tired and drained in a lot of ways, but we return every day with new stories of God’s faithfulness and the excitement to be had in ministry. We ask for prayers to strengthen us, but we are by no means anywhere near defeated. God has and will continue to prove His faithfulness to the team. We are still humbled to see each and every student be used by God to reach people this summer. And we are more than excited to see these guys take that fire back home with them.

Alyssa trimming bushes in front of the church

Alyssa trimming bushes in front of the church


Dana washing the church van

Dana washing the church van


Jared and Ella painting a shed on the church property

Jared and Ella painting a shed on the church property


Charlotte pulling weeds

Charlotte pulling weeds


Kelsey painting the nursery

Kelsey painting the nursery


Students hanging out with our host this evening

Students hanging out with our host this evening


Students playing a volleyball game at the pool party

Students playing a volleyball game at the pool party