First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Our time in Gallopolis was a fun week of ministry, fellowship, eating…and more eating…and more eating. We ate lunches with the church staff and sweet lunch ladies each day, enjoyed a big dinner before the service with all the church folks, and finished up the evening after the nightly services with a dessert fellowship. The ladies of the church kept bringing in desserts. Somehow they never ran out. To say that we rolled out of Gallopolis is a massive understatement! It was a sweet blessing to have so many opportunities to enjoy getting to know the people of First Baptist in Gallipolis this past week.
Thursday evening, we had a family fun night, and the church had no qualms about jumping right in and being involved in the games! We enjoyed laughing with the church. We also had teen pre-sessions and our kids program throughout the week. Irish concert night, we had nearly 70 children in our kids program! Throughout the week, we were able to enjoy dinners before the service with the church, as well as dessert fellowships after the service.
Since there was a Christian school, we were able to do chapels for all the grades throughout the week. Aaron, Hudson, and Mike all had a part in sharing God’s word with the elementary and high school kids, and we got to do some music for the kids as well. On Monday, Nat, Rachel, Josh, Mike, and Hudson got to play kickball during middle school PE, and throughout the week we got to eat lunch with the high schoolers. Jobe got to be a part of the elementary Field Day and even won a few ribbons.
Friday, the team enjoyed an off day over in West Virginia! They spent the afternoon playing disc golf and pickleball, and in the evening they were able to spend time with Pastor Aaron and his wife Joy.
We enjoyed spending time with the pastoral staff and the school staff throughout the week. The people and staff of First Baptist truly went out of their way to be intentional with all of us and bless us greatly. We’re already looking forward to our next visit to this church!
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5/2/2023 02:06:41 pm
I thank the Lord for your ministry! The week at First Baptist was a wonderful week! The gospel was preached, the gospel was in the songs that were sung the fellowship was so good! I ask the Lord to continue to keep each of you safe. To uplift you when you are down when you are tired. I ask Him to protect you from evil to keep you focused and fresh as you journey to your different meetings.
5/22/2023 10:56:15 am
Praying for you all... but need to do it on a more regular basis. It's great to see the updates! ✝️ Jesus be praised for the salvation of even one soul or the many! God works through His ministry he has given you all. 😉
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