We may have had an unexpected delay to our ATL Mission Trip, but today’s “Day 1” was nothing short than fun!
Our original departure time was supposed to be Saturday at 1:30pm, but due to severe weather in ATL, our hotel lost power! *Less than ideal*
We rescheduled our departure for this morning, and were commissioned by our church family in the 8:30 worship service at FBCO! We loaded buses and headed straight to Suntrust Park to catch the Braves vs. Nationals game.. thankfully our seats were in the shade 😉 it was such a fun game considering the Braves won at the bottom of the 9th inning! We checked into our hotel (which now has power), got settled, then headed to our host church for the week and had dinner! While the students ate dinner, we honored our grads with the annual senior dinner at a (super yummy and authentic) local Mexican restaurant.
The ministry we are partnering with (Whirlwind Missions) have a great relationship with First Baptist Doraville, which will be where we have most of our meals, worship, team times and briefings.
Tim and Ashley (our ministry hosts through Whirlwind Missions) are a father-daughter duo who are passionate about making Jesus famous in Doraville and connecting with people from all ethnicities and religions. Tim and Ashley will lead us each morning in a briefing and teach us about religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism, etc. and remind us of the Truth of the Gospel and why we believe what we believe. I’m excited for our students to not only be educated but equipped and encouraged to share their faith with confidence! These morning briefings will set us up for our afternoon ministries in apartment complex parks. (We will be ministering to a total of 14 parks throughout Doraville!)
Ways to pray for us on Monday:
– Pray for opportunity! Pray that God opens doors to spiritual conversations and reveals Himself to fbcostudents and the people of Doraville.
– Pray that Satan wouldn’t have any foothold on our team and we wouldn’t be distracted from the purpose we are here.
We have an incredible team of adults serving with us this week. We are so thankful! If you’d like to send a note of encouragement to a team member, go to fbcostudents.com/events and submit a message! We deliver them to students nightly.
– Taylor McQueen