Monday, July 19, 2010
Arrived Home SAFE AND......TIRED!
VBS outreach Saturday AM
Our team in Central Park
Touring around NYC!
The NYC Missions team arrived back at the church last night at around 10:30pm. Yesterday was our "down" day, and so we spent time touring around NYC and we had the opportunity to visit the Brooklyn Tabernacle for church. Besides getting on the subway in the wrong direction once, we had a great day of fellowship and refreshing!
I never blogged about our Saturday Mission. As you can guess, God was good! It was a little difficult to push through the fatigue that everyone was feeling, but we did. 12 members of the team went out and lead a VBS. However when they showed up they realized it wasn't a VBS but a block party. So the team had to improvise very quickly, however everything went great and it was a great time of ministering to the children.
The other Team that night went to Brooklyn and worked with the "Relief Bus". The Relief bus travels to different locations providing soup, bread and drinks to the community where it parks for the day. It also allows the workers and volunteers to talk with the people who come and share their faith and pray for the individuals. I must say, the joy in serving food to people on the street was something that isn't experienced any where else!
Saturday night we headed out to the staten Island ferry. We traveled across the ferry and back, with the goal of finding people to talk with, share our faith with, and pray for. This was a little bit more difficult than on the Subway, mainly due to the fact it was saturday night, we got there late, and most people on the ferry were heading off to have a good time in the City. However God still provided some "God Ordained' encounters where we got to minister his word.