Florida – July 18 Going In Pairs Means Dublin The Fun!

Today was another big travel day – from Johnson City, TN, to Dublin, OH (about 8 hours). However, we want to redeem every moment we get with our students. At the beginning of the day, we gave each team member a “buddy” to focus on for the entire day. The pairs sat together on the bus, did ministry together and were partners in every conversation and activity throughout the day. From eating lunch at Wendy’s and initiating conversation to walking the mall and meeting strangers, the sets of two were inseparable and used each other for analyzing and debriefing everything they saw in each other. We also had them come up with creative handshakes and nicknames for each other to share at our evening team time where they also had to introduce each other and tell each other’s testimony.
We are grateful for God providing such a great, productive day even in the midst of the busyness and traveling. God is still working even in these last days, and we are humbled to see daily growth in our students. As we reflect back on orientation week so long ago, we remember how every single day was impactful and meaningful. We choose to believe that the end of our tour can still hold groundbreaking growth in these kids – even on top of what we have already seen. For a God who changes the hearts of men in a moment of salvation, we know that He can do plenty of wild things in and through our OBers with three full days remaining!
Please don’t count it over yet! We commit to loving on these guys and girls and pushing them so long as they are our students. Will you commit to doing your part to come alongside us in prayer? Help us finish strong!

Dana and Abbey sitting with a man at McDonalds

Dana and Abbey sitting with a man at McDonalds


Jake O. and Alex talking to some construction workers on their lunch break

Jake O. and Alex talking to some construction workers on their lunch break


Josh F. and Jacob O. showing Ashton their song of encouragement

Josh F. and Jacob O. showing Ashton their song of encouragement


Gabby and Katherine talking with a woman in the mall

Gabby and Katherine talking with a woman at the mall


Joey and Andrew talking with a fellow Christian at a mall

Joey and Andrew talking with a fellow Christian at the mall


Charlotte and Ella talking with a woman at the mall

Charlotte and Ella talking with a woman at the mall


Tessa and Alyssa eating dinner with a couple girls at the mall

Tessa and Alyssa eating dinner with a couple girls at the mall


Brandon talking to the team about discipleship

Brandon talking to the team about discipleship