Saturday, June 26, 2010

South Dakota YOUTH Mission trip

South Dakota, here we come. A team of 26 people are traveling from The Community Fellowship in Collinsville, Virginia going to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to work with Journey Church to serve their community. This mission effort came about because of a partnership between www.SBCV.org and www.dakotabaptist.com. Several churches from Virginia are taking part helping several churches in the Sioux Falls area.

Our team is led by Jennifer Terry our gifted youth leader from The Community. She recently remarried and continues to help our students encounter Jesus in many ways.

Jim Hamilton is the pastor of Journey Church in Sioux Falls and is also executive director of the Dakota Baptist Convention. I met Jim in Roanoke last year as he was leading a conference. He is a burley biker kind of dude. Can't wait to serve with Jim and to hear stories of what God is doing in the Dakotas. One of their projects is outreach at the Sturgis Motorcyle rally where thousands gathering annually to party but many hear about and meet Jesus through ministry in a very different location.

Pray four our team. As their pastor, I'm already so proud of them. We still have several hours of travel left today before we arrive in South Dakota. I miss our Community family as they prepare to serve and share through our 4th Saturday feeding the hungry ministry and worship at our 4th Saturday night worship service. Thanks to Josh Waltman, our summer ministry intern, who is making a difference helping The Community.

More news to come. Thanks for your prayers.

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