March 28- April 2, 2021
Fellowship Baptist Church,
After spring break, our team came back together to serve at Fellowship Baptist Church in Jacksonville, NC. We enjoyed the different opportunities to connect with the people at Fellowship Baptist during Sunday School, regular services on Sunday morning & afternoon, and Monday & Wednesday evenings. There were many nights that we would fellowship with church members long after the service had finished. On Tuesday evening, we held a Family Fun Night, and it was a blast to see the church have fun together. Friday evening we held an Irish concert!
Throughout the week, there were various ways that we built relationships with the kids and teens in the youth group and the Christian school. A couple different times throughout the week, Phil had the opportunity to speak in an elementary chapel. It was a great way the kids program that we did during the evening services as well as plant seeds of truth into their hearts. Similarly, Riley and Aaron had opportunities to speak in the teen chapels. It was definitely an important way that they each got to build connections with the teens to encourage them to invite others and come out for the Cola War on Thursday. Thursday evening, we drove to a school nearby to use their gym for the Cola War. The teens were very involved and open to talking with us before and after the event.
This was a special week in that our team enjoyed reuniting and being together again after being apart. It was unique because the team stayed and worked right there on the property. The church bought a Catholic school when it started up and it had an old convent building there. Different families in the church picked out a room to decorate before our arrival, and each of us loved connecting with the specific families who designed and worked on our specific rooms.
We enjoyed serving, ministering to, and fellowshipping with the people from Fellowship! We can’t wait to go back.