BOUNCE staff is happy to announce that all of our BOUNCERS have arrived safely in San Marcos. Students and leaders are excited for what lies ahead. We welcomed about 75 BOUNCERS through the doors of First Baptist Church of San Marcos today. A total of six churches brought student missionaries this week. Churches participating are Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury, First Baptist Church Canyon Lake, Life Church of San Antonio, Cowboy Fellowship of Jourdanton, First Baptist Church Lampasas, and San Isidro Baptist Church.
Groups had long drives this morning and are excited to finally arrive in San Marcos. They're excited to see how God will work in and through them this week at BOUNCE.
After settling into their rooms, BOUNCERS attended the BOUNCE Bash, which is a time where students get to meet BOUNCE staff, sing, play games and meet BOUNCERS from other churches. Students also had a time where they were able to hear about the sites they will be working on. The worksite teams this week are made up of the individual youth groups. The evening wrapped up with a worship service. Worship Speaker Randy Beggs talked about how counter-cultural it is to follow Jesus. He prayed that we would let our mouths represent the genuine love of God.
Ministry teams will be up early tomorrow morning to be commissioned and head out into San Marcos to help restore hope, rebuild the community and reflect Christ! Projects that BOUNCERS will do this week include interior painting, repairing a metal roof, replacing damaged installation in a trailer house, and cleaning up brush. The weather will be hot, as we are expecting to touch the 100s a couple of times throughout the week, so please pray for the health and safety of all of our BOUNCERS. Pray that the lives of students, adults, homeowners and community members will be radically changed as a result of Christ's love being reflected this week!