Team East – The York in the Road – June 30th

Traveling. That’s what Team East was up to today. After waking in Martinsburg, the team quickly loaded up and was on the road for the trip to York, PA. While on the bus, students were given a chance to spend some time with the Lord… and also catch up on some sleep.
For lunch, we stopped at McDonald’s for a half hour. When the team got back on the bus, students were able to share about conversations they had with people in the restaurant. Several of our students were able to have really good conversations with people, and our bus prayed for those who had been mentioned.
Before arriving in York, we stopped at Connection Christian Church in Lancaster, PA, which is a dual-campus location of CCC York. Students partnered with the youth ministry to canvas for the children’s program we put on, and also got to talk to and pray with people as they went. After a few hours, we rejoined and headed to dinner.
We traveled to Lancaster Bible College, and they provided our dinner for us. While there, we got to hear about the mission of LBC and some testimony from a student there. They also treated us to free ice cream and a tour, so, you know, everyone was pretty thrilled to be there.
Our children’s program at CCC Lancaster started at 7, and the temperature was just so hot. However, though not many kids showed up, our students put on a great program with lots of energy. Victoria shared her object lesson, and lots of great conversations ensued after the program ended.
Finally, our bus made its way to York CCC, where we unloaded luggage and sent the ladies on their way to host homes for the night. The guys, however, stuck around the church and had a guys’ night. The men of Team East were given five dollars each to buy something of their choice from a local gas station, and then came back to the church for a teaching time on purity. It was a powerful and fun night where the guys were able to have good fellowship and sharing about how to lead pure lives.
Tomorrow we will be doing some things with several youth ministries in the York area. Please pray for us as we continue that God will work in the hearts of those we minister to, and that He will continue to draw students’ hearts and lives nearer to Him as well.

Josh welcomes this family to the park program!

Josh welcomes this family to the park program!


Tour and dinner at LBC!

Tour and dinner at LBC!


Kasen and Julia get to know some customers

Kasen and Julia get to know some customers


Had to get a quick picture in front of Martinsburg pizza!

Had to get a quick picture in front of Martinsburg pizza!


Gabe interacts with Cody the youth pastor

Gabe interacts with Cody the youth pastor


Ana shows Charlie the alum how do cross illustration

Ana shows Charlie the alum how do cross illustration


Caleb grabs a snack with a new friend

Caleb grabs a snack with a new friend


Tropical Thursday!

Tropical Thursday!


Team East hears about the ministry at the church from Cody

Team East hears about the ministry at the church from Cody


Taylor Bonds with the family of this host home!

Taylor Bonds with the family of this host home!