Yates-Thagard Baptist Church
Our team had 2 weeks of spring break, and it was refreshing for everyone to spend time with family and friends. Our first church back after spring break was Yates-Thagard Baptist Church in Carthage, North Carolina. We had a full week of ministry and we were blessed with our time with this church.
On Sunday morning, Aaron had Sunday school with the adults and the team was with the teenagers. We did special music for the morning service, and in the evening, we had a family fun night. Before the evening service, we had a hot dog fellowship with quite the dessert spread!
Monday and Tuesday evening we held our regular services with teen pre sessions and kids’ program. On Tuesday, we had the special opportunity to be a part of the seniors’ luncheon! We enjoyed delicious Mexican food and sweet conversations, and we were able to play a few songs for the group as well. We had a great time laughing at Aaron doing his Mexican version of “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain” while wearing a sombrero, and one of the ladies got up and did some clogging while we played music. Wednesday evening we had our Irish concert, and we were encouraged by the willingness of the church to invite their friends and family to the concert.
Thursday night, we had a dodgeball tournament for the teenagers, and we had about 50 kids show up for the event. We always have such an awesome time hosting dodgeball tournaments, and we had a great time throughout the week connecting with the sweet teens in the church. The youth group came up to Detroit this past summer on a mission trip to “Spread the Word”, and we enjoyed seeing both new and old faces during our week with the church.
On Friday, the team, plus Ella and Asher, got to go on a few plane rides with a member of the church! We’re always so thankful when people go out of their way to offer us fun and memorable experiences. A few of the team members even got to fly the plane (with assistance) for a few minutes!
We’re always encouraged by our time at Yates-Thagard, and we’re looking forward to our next week of ministry with them!
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