East Delavan Baptist Church
We really enjoyed our time at East Delavan Baptist Church this past week! We had teen and adult Sunday school, a morning service, and an evening service filled with music and preaching. The church is about an hour away from Maranatha Baptist University, so several college students attend the Sunday services. After the evening service, we had a pizza party gathering with some of the families and the MBU students. We had a nice time talking with and getting to know them and the church families.
Monday and Tuesday, we had our normal evening services with teen pre-sessions before. The ministries in this church are so unique in that they have three churches within one–an English, a Spanish. and a deaf speaking church. It truly was beautiful to worship with believers in so many different forms throughout the week, and our team members even sang a song in Spanish on Monday evening.
Wednesday we held a Family Fun Night, and we had such a great time with the church. Both teams were very involved in the competitions, and our evening was filled with so much laughter and encouragement from Aaron later on in the Word.
We had a great time with our kids program this week! We were encouraged by how many children came every night, from Sunday through Thursday. Sunday, we told the children if there were 30 kids one of the nights, we would give Josh and another team member a shaving cream mohawk. On Wednesday night, they surpassed that goal, and Mike and Josh received shaving cream mohawks! The kids were filled with energy and excitement every night, and we really enjoyed spending time with them and sharing the Gospel.
Thursday night, we held our last Irish concert of the semester. We have loved learning our Irish music throughout the semester and being able to share it with so many churches across the country. What a gift it is to be able to share the glory of our Savior through song. We are so blessed to have so many opportunities to share the Gospel in the churches we go to week to week, and East Delavan Baptist Church was no different! We truly enjoyed our week at this church, and pray that God continues to grow the ministries there.
October 30 - November 4
Grace Baptist Church
We had a wonderful week at Grace Baptist Church in Parker, CO! Aaron and Steph jumped right in with the church’s couples retreat at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs, CO. It was a joy to lead the music and share the Word with those who attended. Aaron did two sessions in James 4 and then the men and women had separate sessions with Steph and Aaron. Getting some time over the weekend allowed us to make some sweet connections before heading into the busy week.
Sunday through Tuesday, we held our regular evening services with the adults and had our kids program every service. We also had the opportunity to hold pre-sessions for the children, teens, and adults before each of those services.
Sunday evening, after the service, the church held a chili cookoff! We loved getting to partake in sampling all the different types of chili with the church members. It was a sweet time of fellowship, and afterwards, the team had a time of connecting with the youth group.
Wednesday evening, we had a fun time with the church during our Family Fun Night. Our team always enjoys getting to connect and engage on a level of “fun” with the church family on those nights.
Thursday night was our Irish concert night, and we enjoyed sharing our music with the church, as well as their family and friends that came out. It’s been a joy to rehearse and share the music with different churches every week, as well as having the opportunities to proclaim the gospel through the music and Aaron’s preaching.
We enjoyed our time at Grace Baptist and the relationships we formed there!