Today was our first day in action!
We started with a session led by the Whirlwind Missions director, Tim, and his daughter, Ashley. They taught us worship songs in a few different languages and gave us some information on the demographics of Doraville. The sites where were are serving this week include apartment complexes that are up to 90% unchurched. Over 700 different languages are spoken just in this one city and needless to say, there is a huge need for the love of Jesus in this community. Tim and Ashley then took us to an International Market where we got to try foods from around the world. This market was so cool! Each aisle was like visiting a different country where we tried kiwi gummies, marshmallow chocolates, coconut crackers, and some kids even kissed a frozen pig for good luck (don’t worry, the pig was wrapped in plastic)!
After lunch, 7 teams went out to their two sites playing games, painting faces, painting nails, telling the Parable of the Lost Sheep, and sharing a snack. Our time at the sites is student led, and it has been so amazing seeing God work through our students. Just today, several kids from the apartments accepted Jesus Christ as their savior for the first time – praise the Lord!!! Our teams had a blast, and it is just day one! We are so excited to see what the Lord does the rest of this week as we continue to make relationships with the kids and adults in the area!
Ways to pray for us for Tuesday:
- God would be glorified in all that we do.
- Students and adults would continue to have boldness as they share the bible stories and engage in the community.
- Energy to serve the people of Doraville.
- We would rest in the fact that the Lord is completely in control of each day.
Thank you for your prayers! Keep those encouragement messages coming, we love hearing from you guys! To send a message, just go to the events tab on the FBCO Students website (fbcostudents.com). We will see you tomorrow!!
– Cathy Rush (Girls Intern)