Times:8:45 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. | 6:00 p.m.
Times: 8:45 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. | 6:00 p.m.
This year's conference centered on "Thy Kingdom Come" - looking at God's Kingdom in His people today, and His Kingdom yet to come. We were blessed to hear from many of our missionaries and how God is working around the world; building up His church and proclaiming the gospel. We hope that you were encouraged and motivated to get involved by praying, giving, or going on one of the short term trips offered this year.
Check out the photos below to get a glimpse of what the weekend looked like.
All Nations Fellowship (a partnership of local, diverse congregations) hosted the first International Night of Worship in an effort to bring together believers of various ethnic backgrounds from all across the Memphis area. Over 350 attendees from 30 different nations joined together to worship, pray, and have fellowship in the unity of Christ. God truly blessed this evening by giving a glimpse of what Heaven will be like when people from all nations will be before the throne of God.
We had such an awesome week in New York! This was our 3rd summer to partner with Pastor Jon Storck of Grace Fellowship Church in Sunnyside, New York. God truly blessed our week! First Evan’s team of 16 adults and teens put on our “Cave Quest” VBS for about 60 kids that live in this internationally diverse neighborhood. Because a lot of these families have different religious backgrounds, the Bible stories and concepts were new to some them. It was a challenge for Kelley and the leaders to present these truths in a clear and understandable way. We saw “lightbulb moments” all week with the kids as we went through the memory verses and gospel story, and the kids were excited to share these truths with their parents. The parents were so appreciative of us coming and loving their children. Please continue to pray that God will take what HE started in the lives of these kids and parents and continue drawing them to Him.
First Evan once again partnered with Integrity Life to conduct an evangelistic English Camp. Teaching conversational 'American English' was only part of a busy, daily schedule that included crafts, sports, hikes, skits, meals, music, dance, swims, worship, meetings, programs, games, and so much more.
Throughout the week, we were able to share our lives and our Lord's love with approximately 50 Czech and Slovak students attending various universities. Our prayers are that the believers were strengthened and encouraged and that the non-believers felt accepted and were warmed to the message of the gospel so that they too may know the love and kindness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever! Amen!
Thank you to everyone who supported us in prayer and by giving. What a blessing!
The church that we visited sits in the middle of the Vallecas neighborhood, consisting of lower income families, many of which are immigrants. Our goal was to attract neighborhood children to the “American” basketball camp. We were surprised by the number of attendees, especially 16–22 year-olds. Members of the church came and were able to interact and begin to build relationships with campers and their parents during the week.
Please pray that these relationships will continue to grow, the families will begin to attend church, and ultimately that neighborhood adults and children will be added to the Kingdom.
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