Nashville Day 3 (Monday)

Today we started our mission site rotations. Our students & adults are ministering at 5 different locations around Nashville.

  • Life Community Church: painting the outside of their newly acquired building (an old Dollar General). This is our home church where we are worshipping each night.
  • Nashville Rescue Mission: a homeless shelter. Our students are preparing meals & sorting clothes & food donations. We will be leading their chapel service on Wednesday evening.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank: this is the food bank that covers all of Central Tennessee. Today our students sorted & packaged 16,000 pounds of food! This will be used to feed over 13,000 people in 46 counties across Tennessee.
  • First Street Missionary Baptist Church: we are leading a VBS for kids. Our students & adults have done a great job preparing to teach these kids about Jesus!
  • Christian Women’s Job Corp: we are helping them paint some classrooms that they use for job training classes (a ministry of the WMU).

Each day we are rotating mission site locations, so each student will serve at each of the above locations. It’s a busy, but exciting week. Our team is being introduced to several different aspects of ministry. Thank you for your prayers!

Here is our highlight video from today:

You can send messages of encouragement to members of our team at:
http://www.fbcostudents.com/form.php?pageID=56

Here are some specific ways you can be praying for our team this week:

Pray for the people of Nashville that we will be working with.
Pray for Jay Watson (pastor of Life Community Church).
Pray for Dr. Kimbrough (pastor of First Street Missionary Baptist Church)
Pray for our time serving at the Nashville Rescue Mission.
Pray for our time serving at the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Pray for our time serving at the Christian Women’s Job Corp.
Pray for the Student & Music Ministry staff as they lead the trip.
Pray for the Student Choir & that our concerts would connect with people.
Pray for the safety for our group.
Pray that the Lord will fill our group with grace and humility while they serve.
Pray for unity within our group.
Pray that many kids will come to VBS and learn about Jesus.
Pray that we would be helpful as we paint & do other mission projects.
Pray that God would teach each team member so their faith in Him might grow.
Pray for boldness in conversations we will have to share the Gospel.

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