Pray for the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting
June 14-15, 2016 St Louis, Missouri
Reports From the Summer Missions Field
I’ve officially been in Orlando for almost a week, and the Lord is working overtime both here and in me. ROCK Ministries is more than I ever dreamed, and I am absolutely in love with my 16 fellow teammates. All 17 of us make up the ROCK team, but we are split into three smaller ministry teams: Creative Arts, Innovators, and Give Kids the World (my team!). Our ROCK team has members from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, and finally Tennessee! So far, we get along great, but as sleep dwindles and the summer gets longer, please be in prayer that we continue to love and be patient with one another.
Give Kids the World is my main ministry for the summer. Give Kids The World Village is a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides week long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. We began work yesterday, and I love it! At Give Kids the World, the families are able to relax and breathe for the first time in a long time. From free park tickets to Spider-man climbing through a child’s villa window at 4 a.m., Give Kids will do everything in its power to fulfill the wishes of these children!! Ice cream is served for breakfast, and Halloween & Christmas is celebrated weekly! From the outside, one would think this place would be full of hurt and pain. Before coming I really prayed that I would have the emotional strength to be surrounded by so much sickness and keep my composure. But more than any sickness, there is an even greater abundance of joy!! They aren’t any different than the children we once were. They’re full of energy and ambitions. I’m impacted for the better in only a few days there, and I can’t wait to see how the Lord continues to grow me in these next 2 months.