Florida – July 17 Ministry Is Hard Work – But With the Spirit, Tenness-easy

By 9:45am, we already ate breakfast and had our hour with God. The morning moved quickly with team time – encouraging one another in front of others, listening to a teaching time and having conversation about the things we have been learning. Around noon, we packed our lunches and headed to a local park to eat. While there, the OBers got a chance to interact with some locals. The lakefront carried into a dam and provided a neat little nook for people to swim and picnic around. After a couple hours there, we were back to the church and canvasing around local neighborhoods in order to gain more support for the second night of VBS. We then came back to the church and prepped the crafts area and sanctuary for the theme of tonight: the story of the Tower of Babel.
VBS went well with the OB students coming alongside church members to love on and serve the children. Most of our students connected with at least one VBS kid and had to say a tough “goodbye” as we explained that we have to leave in the morning. Once everyone left the church, we packed up and headed to Walmart for some snacks and necessities before we make it to Dublin tomorrow. We leave early in the morning and travel most of the day, so please say a prayer for our travel whenever you end up reading this. More than likely, we will still be on the road!
Dublin is our last stop on tour, and we can hardly believe time has gone so fast. While parents may have felt every second of every minute their child was away on tour with us, we feel like we have barely had enough time with them. Thanks for partnering with us in care packages, prayer support and visiting us when you got the chance. We want this last stop to be marked by God’s provisions and strength – we are running on empty, but the Lord has done wonders in keeping us going. Be sure to keep praying for continued energy and protection in our last long stretch of road. We are looking forward to sending these guys back out into their communities in just a little while now!

Some of our guys talking to boys at the lake

Some of our guys talking to some boys at the lake


Rebecca and Abbey eating lunch with a family at the lake

Rebecca and Abbey eating lunch with a family at the lake


Nic H, Lydia, and Steven sitting with a man at the park

Nic H, Lydia, and Steven talking with a man at the lake


Alina dancing with some kids at the program

Alina dancing with some kids at the VBS


Joey dancing with kids

Joey dancing with kids


Students leading the VBS in a dance

Students leading the VBS in a dance


Katherine dancing with a group of kids during the VBS

Katherine dancing with a group of kids during the VBS


Ella giving her object lesson

Ella giving her object lesson


Rebecca praying during VBS with a girl

Rebecca praying during VBS with a girl