Today kicked off our BOUNCERS’ first day of working! After their arrival yesterday, the groups became acquainted with the facility that First Baptist Church of Bartlesville is allowing us to use to eat, sleep, shower, and worship.
Early this morning, we had a time of prayer over our participants. Go Time allowed us to commission the students to head out into the Bartlesville area to begin working. It was a good reminder that it is not merely about accomplishing tasks, but also about serving people and reflecting Christ.
Each evening, our students engage in a worship service. David Scott, director of BOUNCE and of Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery, is the worship speaker this week. He is covering the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 and began with the first three last night. This evening, David proceeded to address that the hunger and thirst for righteousness is satisfied in Christ. Also, the students had the opportunity to hear about Go Now Missions, a sending agency that gives college students the chance to go on mission trips. While these students are not yet in college, we urge them to pray about the fact that God may be calling them to give a summer or semester to serve as a missionary before they start their careers. This week gives students a taste of what it is to serve in the name of Christ, as for some it is their first mission trip.
Eager to see what God has in store this week, we remain prayerful that students would work hard and that the Lord would get the glory.