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BOUNCing Out of Waco and Summer 2017

And that’s a wrap in Waco and for Summer 2017.  We are impressed by the work that was completed by our BOUNCERS and proud of the mark they have left on this community and its residents.  We want to thank Cristoval Baptist Church, Crossroads Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church Lampasas for participating and serving with us this week.  Our BOUNCE staff hopes you all have safe travels back home, and that you would continue serving even after this week.

This week would not be possible without the work of our coordinators and partners in the... [continue]

Looking Forward to Seeing BOUNCERS Continue at Home

BOUNCERS are moving right along at their worksite.  We continue to have media coverage, which helps spread the word, not only of the gospel, but of the need for service in this community.  Our participants have been noticed by neighbors and others in the community, and our hope is that this work would continue even after BOUNCE is gone.

Worship this week has also been exceptional.  Our BOUNCE staff enjoys joining in worship with our participants, listening to them sing, read scripture and pray during the service.  It has been a great... [continue]

BOUNCERS Worship in Waco

Wednesday in Waco saw some help from our BOUNCE staff today! Some of us went out to worksites to help teams with some roofing projects.  It is awesome to see our staff working side by side with our BOUNCERS. 

Tonight at worship, BOUNCERS participated in a Concert of Prayer.  This is a time when students and student leaders have the opportunity to worship through guided prayer for their neighbors and friends.  This is one of our favorite nights, and we love to hear the testimonies of both students and student leaders alike about how they have gone back home to... [continue]

Go Time! in Waco

Participants had an early start as they met at 7am after breakfast for GO TIME.  This is an opportunity for our BOUNCE staff to commission these participants as they go out and serve with the love of Christ.  BOUNCERS circled up and Aaron Austin, our Mission Coordinator, prayed over the teams as they begin work this week. BOUNCE staff joined in prayer and waved bye as teams left for their worksites.

Tonight at worship, our BOUNCE offering was collected.  The offering this year is supporting the Missionary Adoption Program, and will be used to buy a small river boat for... [continue]

BOUNCERS With a Servant's Intent

Our last mission of the summer has started off well! All churches arrived safely and without incident to Waco, Texas this afternoon.  BOUNCERS are checked-in and ready to serve the community through rehabilitation projects this week. 

BOUNCERS participated in BOUNCE Bash this afternoon, which included meeting the staff and spending time learning the BOUNCE guidelines through a game of Kerplunk! Later, we gathered for worship and heard from our Worship Speaker, Aaron Austin.  He challenged the participants enter the week with the intent to serve, just as Jesus... [continue]

BOUNCing Into Waco

BOUNCE is in Waco for the last week of summer missions.  Our BOUNCE staff is excited to welcome participants this Monday. We are ready to see Christoval Baptist Church of Christoval, First Baptist Church of Lampasas, and Crossroads Baptist Church of The Woodlands! Columbus Avenue Baptist Church is hosting 60 students and student leaders this week. 

Our coordinators this week include Aaron Austin as Mission Coordinator and Worship Speaker, Charles Carroll as Construction Coordinator, and Scott Rhodes as our Local Logistics Coordinator.  BOUNCE collegiate staff... [continue]

BOUNCing Out of Jennings

That’s a wrap here in Jennings, Louisiana! Our teams finished all of their projects, receiving more than just sunburns and sore hands.  Through their service this week they have received blessings from the residents and communities here. 

One resident was moved to tears today as she returned home from work to see her finished house.  Lake Arthur resident Victoria and her seven month old received a new roof and paint job to their damaged house.  She was very grateful for the work of our BOUNCERS and will continue to share her store of restored hope to her... [continue]

BOUNCERS Don't Neglect Their Neighbors

BOUNCERS continue to tell us their “Wow Moments” and share their stories of love and encouragement to the residents of Jennings.  Today, one team helped a family push their car out of traffic in order to fix it.  Other teams have stories of decisions being made by residents and participants alike.

Tonight at worship, Eric Martinez our Worship Speaker, had students and adults volunteer to act out the passage.  As we talked about not neglecting our neighbors, BOUNCERS saw a live action skit of the parable of the good Samaritan.  While it was fun and... [continue]

BOUNCERS With Some "Wow Moments"

Recovery efforts continue to move along at worksite today.  BOUNCE has twelve teams in Jennings and surrounding communities.  Houses were chosen based on word of mouth, through members in FBC Jennings, Carey Baptist Association, and other organizations that are continuing to help resident recover from last year’s flood.

Due to some storms in the area, some teams had to briefly work in the rain.  However, BOUNCERS are still working hard all day. Some teams are close to finishing and may have a chance to begin work on other houses tomorrow. All teams hope... [continue]

Go Time in Jennings

Today started well with Go Time! This morning Eric Martinez, our worship speaker for the week, prayed over and commissioned our BOUNCERS as they headed out to their worksites.  As vans and buses lined up to leave, the BOUNCE staff waved goodbye to participants as they left.

This week there are twelve worksites in the Jennings area, including an elementary school in Elton.  BOUNCERS will be working on roofs, installing flooring, painting and doing any other projects needed at their worksite. 

This evening at worship we had our BOUNCE mission offering.  The offering... [continue]

BOUNCE Flood Recovery Continues

This week we are in Jennings, Louisiana serving flood victims.  It has been a rainy start, but all churches arrived safely to First Baptist Jennings this afternoon.  We want to welcome Faith Family Fellowship from Brownfield, Texas, First Baptist Church of Beeville, First Baptist Church of El Paso, Parkway Hills Baptist Church of Plano, Texas, Texoma Cowboy Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, and WestWind Church of Keller, Texas. 

Earlier this evening, BOUNCE students participated in BOUNCE Bash, while student leaders went out for a group leader meeting... [continue]

BOUNCing into Jennings

BOUNCE is back after a week break! We are ready to welcome churches from all over the state of Texas to come and serve residents of Jennings.  These residents experienced the flood from August 2016 and are still seeking help on repairs for their homes.

BOUNCE is always excited to partner with local community members, and this week we are serving with First Baptist Church Jennings, who are our hosts for the week!  We are also partnering with Carey Baptist Association and area churches, and the Louisiana Baptist Convention.  We are eager to see the love of Christ... [continue]

BOUNCing Out of Baton Rouge

That’s a wrap in Baton Rouge.  All 12 teams helped flood victims and families gain ground with renovations all while serving with the love of Christ.  BOUNCERS worked hard each day and have been a huge blessing to this community.  There were many conversations with locals that involved sharing the gospel and passing out bibles.  We cannot wait to see what these churches do when they get back home and continue serving their own community.

This week would not have been possible without the preparation and work from our coordinators.  We want to thank Brian... [continue]

BOUNCERS in Worship

Today was another wet day as BOUNCERS continued working on projects at their worksites.  Each team is closer to finishing tomorrow, despite the heavy rains all day.  Some projects had to take a break between storms, but every team has been working hard all week.

Worship this week has been full of the Holy Spirit.  Dan has done a great job leading BOUNCERS in songs and prayer each night.  Wednesday night was Concert of Prayer, a service of worship through song, silence, scripture reading, and various forms of prayer.  BOUNCERS responded well to the service, and... [continue]

BOUNCERS Have a Wet Wednesday

Recovery efforts continue to move along at worksite today.  BOUNCE has twelve teams in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities.  Houses were chosen by our Construction Coordinator, Charles Carroll, by groups such as Rebuilding Baton Rouge Together, Greater Mount Olive Church and Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Due to some storms in the area, some teams had to briefly work in the rain.  However, because most of the work is being done on the inside of houses, BOUNCERS were still able to continue work. All teams hope to have each house completed by the end of the... [continue]

Go Time in Baton Rouge

It’s Tuesday and that means ministry teams completed their first day at their work sites!  BOUNCERS started off the day with Go Time, where our Mission Coordinator Brian Pearce prayed over and commissioned participants as they headed out to their work sites.  Baton Rouge BOUNCE has twelve ministry teams throughout the city, each doing a variety of tasks such as interior sheetrock, painting, and exterior siding, along with any other repairs homeowners need from flood damage.

Local media has been very interested in BOUNCE’s presence in Baton Rouge, as participants... [continue]

BOUNCERS Charged to Be the Hands and Feet

BOUNCE at Baton Rouge is off to a great start.  All teams have arrived safely and checked into the lodging facility.  Students met BOUNCE staff in the parking lot for a game of Spikeball while group leaders registered participants.  This afternoon, all participants met together for BOUNCE Bash and had fun worshipping, learning BOUNCE guidelines and getting to know one another. 

Aaron Austin, this week’s worship speaker, charged the students to be the hands and feet of Jesus. He discussed the scripture of Mark 10:45 and Matthew 25.  We were... [continue]

BOUNCing into Baton Rouge

BOUNCE has made its way from Oklahoma to Louisiana! BOUNCERS will be serving the community of Baton Rouge this week, helping with ongoing flood recovery efforts.  We are excited to welcome Kingwood First Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX, First Baptist Church Plano, TX, Northeast Baptist Church of San Antonio, TX, Second Baptist Church Corpus Christi, TX and South Main Baptist Church of Pasedena, TX.

BOUNCE appreciates Broadmoor Baptist Church for hosting BOUNCE staff and 180 students and student leaders this week. Broadmoor is also providing meals, showers, and... [continue]

BOUNCing Out of Bartlesville

Happy Friday from our BOUNCERS here in Bartlesville! All nine teams finished projects at their worksites today and returned to the church to clean up.  We ended the night with worship and the BOUNCE wrap party.  We are proud of our BOUNCERS for their hard work and determination all week.  The residents of Bartlesville were very pleased and blessed this week.

Samuel Middleton, a seventh-grader from South Oaks Baptist Church, said that his experience has been amazing this week.  This is his second trip with BOUNCE and “it is fortunate to see residents and do... [continue]

BOUNCing with Our Neighbors

Bartlesville BOUNCERS have been very responsive this week in worship.  From giving to the BOUNCE offering, singing along in worship, and praying for their neighbors, students and student leaders have experienced a renewal in their relationship with God. 

Carlos Montoya, our Worship Speaker this week in Bartlesville, taught out of Luke 10 tonight.  He challenged students to think about who their neighbors are and how they are to welcome them in as Jesus did.  In order for our relationships with others, believers and non-believers alike, do be effective, our... [continue]

BOUNCERS Share Stories Locally

All of our BOUNCERS continued with another hard day’s work.  This week we have nine worksites located in the Bartlesville and the surrounding area.  One of these worksites happens to be located in Chautauqua, Kansas, just north of Bartlesville.  BOUNCE staff made their rounds today, having popsicles for participants during one of their breaks this afternoon.  All of these projects were specifically chosen with the opportunity for ministry, whether that is to the homeowners or surrounding neighbors.

Some of our participants this week have BOUNCED with us... [continue]

Bartlesville BOUNCERS Reach Quarter Offering Goal

BOUNCERS were full of excitement and energy this morning at Go Time! Students and Student leaders circled up for a time of prayer and commissioning as they started their first day at the work sites.  Our Construction Coordinator this week, Lonnie Hoelscher, prayed over them, and the BOUNCE staff waved goodbye as vans and trucks pulled out to serve this community.

Tonight during worship, our BOUNCE offering was collected. This offering will go to support the Missionary Adoption Program, which aids indigenous, Brazilian missionaries as... [continue]

A Life Worth Giving

BOUNCERS have arrived in Bartlesville! Our BOUNCE staff welcomed all of our churches and helped them get settled in for the week.  Participants played Spike Ball and hung out with our collegiate staff while student leaders went through registration. 

Our BOUNCERS are ready to serve the community of Bartlesville BOUNCE back from sub-standard housing conditions through various projects.  These projects include several roofs, wall repair, installing cabinets, and painting.

Earlier this evening, BOUNCE students participated in BOUNCE Bash, while student leaders went... [continue]

BOUNCing into Bartlesville

Hello Bartlesville! BOUNCE is here to have a great week of serving the community! We are ready to welcome Eastern Heights Baptist Church and New Harmony Baptist Church, both from Bartlesville.  We are also ready to welcome First Baptist Church Navasota, TX, First Baptist Church Seguin, TX, Hulen Street Church of Fort Worth, TX, and South Oaks Baptist of Arlington, TX.

BOUNCE appreciates First Baptist Church Bartlesville for hosting BOUNCE staff and 72 students and student leaders this week.  FBC Bartlesville is also providing meals, showers, and a place to... [continue]

BOUNCing out of Dallas

That’s a wrap for our work in Dallas this week! All three BOUNCE teams finished at their worksites today.  Students and student leaders worked hard and had fun too! From painting to installing siding, BOUNCERS have learned new skills and made new friends, all while serving Christ and the community of Dallas.  These BOUNCERS are excited to get back to their hometowns to start serving their communities through the rest of the summer.  Overall, this week was great and the BOUNCE staff was happy to serve alongside these participants.

This week would not be possible... [continue]

BOUNCERS Pray for the "Least of These"

Worship this week in Dallas has been exceptional and the BOUNCERS have participated in every way, from learning new songs, giving to our BOUNCE offering, and praying for “least of these”.  Wednesday night was a Concert of Prayer, which prompted students and student leaders to pray and consider various needs and people of their community.  This concert included songs, silence, Scripture reading, and audible prayers. Our BOUNCE staff also participated by reading Scripture and prompts during the service.  After the service, groups were dismissed to... [continue]

BOUNCE Brings Blessings After 52 Years

Dallas BOUNCERS have been hard at work each day, and are getting close to finishing at a few worksites.  One homeowner, Wilma Curry, couldn’t be more thankful for the work that these BOUNCE participants are doing for her home.  “It’s a blessing”, said Curry, who has been living in her home since 1965.  This is the first time that her home has received renovations since she moved in.  Curry’s home is one of three others receiving rehabilitation this week in the Dallas community.

At another worksite, BOUNCERS met homeowner, Eula Reece, who hugged... [continue]

Commissioned With a Mission

Today marks the first work day of BOUNCE 2017!  Participants had an early start as they met at 7am after breakfast for GO TIME.  This is an opportunity for our BOUNCE staff to commission these participants as they go out and serve with the love of Christ.  BOUNCERS circled up and Scott Stevens, our Mission Coordinator, prayed over the teams as they begin work this week. BOUNCE staff joined in prayer and waved bye as teams left for their worksites.

Tonight at worship, our BOUNCE offering was collected.  The offering this year is supporting the Missionary... [continue]

Duncanville BOUNCERS Reminded to Serve While Being Served

Mission 1 at Duncanville has kicked off to a great start! All the churches have arrived safely and are settled in for a week of serving.  BOUNCE staff met the churches as they arrived and played some Spike Ball as group leaders checked-in.  BOUNCERS are ready to help the community of Dallas BOUNCE back from poor housing conditions through rehabilitation efforts. 

Students participated in BOUNCE Bash this afternoon and had fun playing a few rounds of Kerplunk, while learning some of our BOUNCE guidelines! Dan, this week’s... [continue]

BOUNCing Into Summer 2017

Summer 2017 has arrived and your BOUNCE staff has been preparing for this summer for a while.  Our first Mission is in Duncanville, Texas, and we are ready to welcome Carmel Baptist Church from Lindale, Texas, Crestview Baptist Church from San Antonio, Texas, and Wylie Baptist Church from Abilene, Texas.

BOUNCE staff for this week includes our Mission Coordinator, Scott Stevens, our Construction Coordinator, Russell Hill, our Local Logistics Coordinator, Ryan Jespersen, our First Aid Coordinator, Tanner Stevens, and our Worship Speaker, Randy Beggs.  The... [continue]