April 10-14, 2022
Ruby Mountain Bible Church
Spring Creek NV
We had a beautiful drive from California to the state of Nevada. We got to stop by Lake Tahoe on the way before we arrived at Ruby Mountain Bible Church. We loved our first service on Sunday with these sweet people. That evening we had a fun time together as a team participating in our annual Master’s Tournament.
Throughout the week, we had regular services on Monday and Tuesday evening. We loved talking with people both before and after the services. Wednesday night was so much fun as we had a Family Fun Night. It’s always sweet to see a church family have fun together! Our last service of the week was an Irish Concert. There were several visitors and we’re rejoicing with those who received Christ! It was also special for us since it was the last Irish concert for us this year.
We loved our time at Ruby Mountain Bible Church and the relationships that we formed there. We’re praying for God to continue His work there.
April 15-16, 2022
Desert Youth Rally
On Friday and Saturday, we had a unique opportunity to have a teen retreat weekend with several sister churches. One of which was Grace Baptist where we would minister at the following week. We did several different games and sessions both Friday night and Saturday morning. Please be in prayer for the teens who were in attendance and for the seeds that were sown, watered, or harvested this weekend.
April 17-22, 2022
Grace Baptist Church
After the teen activity with Ruby Mountain on Saturday, we headed across town to set up at our last church for the semester, Grace Baptist. Sunday was such a sweet Resurrection Day service. We loved worshiping our risen Lord with these sweet believers and got to rejoice with two believers who were baptized. What a sweet visible testimony of the resurrection and Christ’s work in our lives!
We then had regular services Monday-Wednesday with teen presessions beforehand. We enjoyed the fellowship before and after the services. On Thursday night, we did our last Family Fun Night of the semester. What a fun way to end our last service and to also enjoy fellowship with this church body.
We loved our time at Grace and will continue to pray for the ministry here to continue to grow.
April 3-8, 2022
Faith Baptist Church
After an enjoyable two week Spring Break, we came back together to serve our last church in California. We loved getting to know the sweet people of Faith Baptist this week as we partnered in ministry together.
On Sunday we worshiped together in both the morning and evening services. We loved talking and getting to know people before and after the services. Before the services, we had time with the teens in presessions. It was fun getting to know the teens at Faith and invest in their lives this week. Monday and Tuesday nights were special nights in that we got to fellowship afterwards with sweet people and be encouraged by their testimonies. In fact, Pastor Ron made our week unique by encouraging his people to get to know us as well by asking us various questions. It definitely made our week very special!
Wednesday night we did an Irish concert. There were so many church members who invited unsaved friends and family, and prayers were answered as so many came! Many heard the gospel that night and we’re praising the Lord for working in hearts! After the concert, we enjoyed an ice cream fellowship with the church. What a special time to fellowship with people after a sweet week of ministry.
We also had multiple opportunities to be loved by this sweet church this week. On Tuesday night, Pastor Ron took our team out for ice cream and an escape room. That was so much fun to do all together! There were also smaller ways that Pastor Ron specifically ministered to our hearts as a team this week. What a sweet reminder that God can use people to bless and be an encouragement to others.
We loved our time at Faith Baptist and are excited to see how God continues to work and bless this ministry in Folsom, California.
Grace Bible Church
Right before our team began spring break, we did a day of ministry with Grace Bible Church. We loved doing a few specials during the morning service, but it was a special treat to all be under Pastor Lovegrove’s preaching. During their Sunday school hour, we did our Romans 8 Singspiration. We especially love that service since it’s encouraging truth coupled with response in song with the congregation or a special. It's such a sweet service both for us as a team and the people.
Sunday afternoon our team spent time with the teens of Grace Bible. Our team had a special opportunity to have a panel discussion. There were various questions which included what God has taught us while traveling, what we loved about traveling, what was hard about traveling, and what we would go back and change about ourselves as a teenager. It was a special time to share our hearts with the teens.
Even though we were only at Grace Bible for a day, our team was encouraged by Pastor Tim, his family, and members at Grace. We loved hearing about what God has done at this church, and are looking forward to seeing Him continue to work there in Murrieta.
First Baptist Church
Santa Maria, CA
We loved our time with the people of First Baptist. We loved worshiping with them on Sunday and throughout the week. We enjoyed being able to fellowship with people before and after the services and the Irish Concert on Wednesday night.
We had several ways that we got to interact with the kids and teens this week. Not only did we hold a Children’s Program each night during the services, but Phil and Mike both spoke in school chapels throughout the week. We also interacted with the teens during the pre-session on Sunday night. Throughout the week, Hudson and Aaron spoke in the school chapels throughout the week which all lead up to the Dodgeball Tournament on Friday night. We had several teens come out that night. We also loved the opportunity to talk to the parents who stayed around to watch their kids play.
This week we enjoyed several opportunities to spend time together as a team. On Monday night after the service, we celebrated Mike and Phil’s birthday. We’re so thankful for them both and what they each add to our team. On Thursday night since we didn’t have a regular service, we were invited over for dinner at a sweet family’s home. The tri-tip steak was amazing of course, but it was a special treat to be able to spend time with them and learn about different health tips.
We’re thankful for the sweet week of ministry with the people of First Baptist. Thankful for the opportunity to partner alongside them for the kingdom!
Crossway Baptist Church
We had such a special and unique week at Crossway. Our week looked a little different than some weeks, but our hearts were encouraged and we loved partnering in ministry with these sweet people.
Sunday morning worship was so refreshing. There was a special joy in the singing and it caused our hearts to be overwhelmed with thankfulness & worship to our Savior. Sunday night we did a Family Fun Night which was so much fun!
Every Monday night, Crossway holds a special young adults night, so it was really special for our team to be included in that. They loved getting to know others their age and spend time in the Word together. It was joy to see a church that had a ministry to the young adults in their church and community.
Tuesday evening was a men’s night. The men loved getting together at a church member’s home. The men loved fellowshipping over good food of course, but also spending time in the Word. There were several visitors, so be in prayer for those who need Jesus.
Wednesday evening we had an evening off, so our team enjoyed spending time with one of the life groups. They took them out for dinner and talked for several hours. It was such a sweet blessing.
Thursday night was a special treat for the ladies. Not only was it a chocolate cafe, but they learned how to arrange flowers. What a sweet time of fellowship with the ladies there and to learn from God’s Word. There were also visitors there as well, and one of them accepted Christ as her Savior at the end of the night! What a sweet gift to be able to witness fruit from prayer and inviting!
Friday night was a fun night with the teens. There were several teens from a high school in the area, so be in prayer for them and others who were visiting that night. After the Cola War, we enjoyed fellowship with the Brocks and the host families. What a really sweet way to end the week.
This week was very special. It began with our trailer being stolen on Saturday night, but the Lord taught us all so many things that week. It was a sweet week together as a team as the Lord taught us various lessons to us individually, but it was also a sweet week with the people at Crossway. It was encouraging to see all the different ways that this church is intentionally growing with each other.