After a good night of rest, BOUNCERS were up and working early this morning in the Oklahoma City and Moore area. They were eager to go back out into the community and continue showing the love of Christ to their homeowners. The BOUNCERS are having fun at the worksites as they are able to meet and form friendships with students from all across the state of Texas.
Many media outlets have been covering BOUNCE so far this week. Two television stations, a newspaper and a radio station have all come to worksites to interview students and feature BOUNCE! They've been able to communicate the heart of service that BOUNCERS have to the hundreds of thousands of people who have watched, read and listened to these media outlets!
Bri Mayon, a 17 year-old from FBC Ponder is on a team who is working on a roof this week. She's been on mission trips similar to BOUNCE in the past. She said that through service based missions, she's grown in her relationship with God, because she's learned that it "isn't all about yourself. It's about putting others first."
Dan McGlasson, youth pastor from FBC El Paso said that he's seen a theme of unity so far this week. He said it was fun for him to see people coming from different places and growing closer to each other. "It really shows the unity of God," said Dan. He said that he's also seeing unity being built in his own youth group. His students are from different geographic areas within El Paso, so this week has built unity in his group, as they are able to come together and serve.
BOUNCERS are halfway through work days for Moore. They're going at a great pace and it looks as if all worksites will be completed by Friday afternoon. Pray for strength and endurance for all the BOUNCERS. As the week goes on, pray that they will draw their strength from God.