MISSION RUSTON 2016
March 1 – March 4
Hey church family.....one of the cool “traditions” in college ministry is to take a “Spring Break” mission trip. Last year our college ministry went to New Orleans to serve in the big city and find out what “Urban Missions” is all about. We helped with a church plant in Marrero, LA, named Westbank Baptist Church. You can find out more about that church at www.wearewestbank.com
Well, this year after much prayer and talking we are excited to announce that this year’s college “Spring Break” mission trip will be to RUSTON!! Yep, that’s right....we’re going to approach MISSION RUSTON with the same enthusiasm and preparation as we would any other mission trip. We will be partnering with local ministries (Rolling Hills, Life Choices, etc....) as well as serving in places such as elementary schools and the Detention Center. We will be prayer-walking in neighborhoods and sharing the Gospel with those we come in contact with. We’ll also be doing nursing home ministry, visiting the home-bound, and doing little clean-up projects around the church.
Will you pray about partnering with us? We’d love to have you come along side our college students and participate in as many projects as you are able. Do you see or know of a “need” in our church family that you think our college students could help with? Please let us know....
As always, thanks to all the Connect Group classes who have prepared and hosted our “Big Free Lunches” throughout the year. These delicious meals are by far our most well-attended events. Our college students love getting to know you better and absolutely enjoy feasting on the food you so lovingly provide. Thanks for loving on them!
Here are a few upcoming events you could help with:
Feb. 2, Tuesday – we need 6 pans of chicken spaghetti to serve at the LA Tech BCM.
Feb. 28, Sunday – Pancake Supper for college students after the evening worship service.
March 1 – March 4 - MISSION RUSTON
Also, we’re in need of a few people who would be willing to help meet & greet and hangout with college students on Wednesday nights from 6pm – 7pm. You would be mainly focusing on developing relationships with our college students and getting to know them better so you will know how to better pray for them and encourage them in their walk. Our college department in also in need of 1 more Connect Group teacher. If you are interested, please let us know.
Love y’all.....and we’re so thankful to have a church family who loves college students!
“May the Lord bless you and keep you....”
Chris, Amanda, Makaylan, Hannah and baby Aaron Walker
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