July 2012

Umhlanga Rocks

This last weekend, our South Africa mission team worked at a small resort community outside of Durban, called Umhlanga Rocks.  The Baptist church there is a mixture of young families and retired folks.  Continuing with the “Five Principles of Unity” Bible study materials,
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London Trip and Worship Service

We have had an extremely fabulous past couple of days in London and in Ashford! We were able to go to London for the day to do simply touristy things. Though, God always has a bigger purpose.  I, Savannah here, would love to share about how God moved. The city was extremely beautiful.
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Relay community festival

Thank you all for praying for the Relay community festival! It was great! Over 500 people attended! Relay was a collaboration of several groups (spearheaded by Ashford Baptist Church) to engage community relationships pre Olympics. There was face painting, food, music, group activitie
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Got to work with Ashford Baptist Church, other nonprofits and local government to clean House– a teen hangout by the local skatepark. House is an effort among nonprofits to be a safe place to meet, be creative and also get social guidance. We were able to reupholster, clean and
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Quick update

Hey friends! Loads going on. Will post photos later. Fun day yesterday working on service projects (painting, reupholstery, cleaning) for the community youth project House. Today will be another full day! Holiday Club (VBS), Relay (community event that segues to…), community Oly
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Hang 10

Holiday Club in the morning. Fantastic time! “The Americans” (team FBCSA) got to present Day 3 Bible story: The transfiguration. A very seemingly theological topic… that through the grace of the Holy Spirit, a child can understand. One Holiday Club student in small g
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2012 Ukraine Mission Team

South African Team Begins On A High Note

Our South African mission team arrived on Monday in Johannesburg and hit the ground running.  They began a three-night conference that very night at Roosevelt Park Baptist Church.  Last year’s team taught “Five Principles of Unity” in that church.  This year’s
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Holiday Club in action

Just completed Day 2 of Holiday Club (Vacation Bible School). This was our first full day being with the age groups as a team. A typical Holiday Club includes a lot of the same VBS culture we share in the States: Large group, singing, interaction, Bible story, snack, recreation, craft
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Up in the air

And… we’re off! Flying out to Chicago then London. Appreciate your prayers and enthusiasm!  
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