It's good to catch a quick breather from a very busy summer.
Today (July 31st), our final mission team for the summer left on their trip.
Our last summer team will return home on August 12th.
With the summer mission trips now nearly over, it's a really good feeling to wrap up what has been a very successful year of mission trips.
At summer’s end, we will have had 35 trips involving nearly 550 participants.
From Africa to Asia to right here in the United States, there have been a lot of great stories to share on how God moved in the lives of many people.
We hope to share several of them with you in the days and weeks to come.
As summer starts winding down, many conventions, camps and Vacation Bible Schools are still going on.
Ken and Chuck are currently in Nashville, TN, at the 17th World Convention of Churches. This is a unique gathering of all three streams of the Stone-Campbell movement (Christian-Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ).
The convention, held once every four years, started yesterday (July 30th) and will last until Sunday, August 3rd.
Ken will leave Nashville for New York. Next week (August 2-9), he will be at the Catskill Christian Assembly (Prattsville, NY) where Teen Mission is the mission for the Senior High week of camp.
Leonard is representing Teen Mission/Global Bible School and the Hillsboro (OH) Family Camp this week.
We've had Vacation Bible School this week (July 27-31) at Gardenside Christian Church. GCC has had Teen Mission be the mission for the week. Myself along with Ken and Carol have shared with the boys and girls this week about our ministry.
The offering goal is $1,000. The kids are about half way there coming into today (VBS wraps up tonight).
They've been told them can "slime" me and Janie Truesdell (GCC Children's Director) if they reach their offering goal. We shall see.
Just as we wrap up the 2008 edition of the Mission Journeys, work on the 2009 Mission Journeys will soon be underway. Keep watching the Mission Journeys web site at www.missionjourneys.org and we’ll have a tentative 2009 list posted soon. The 2008 Mission Journeys are currently posted. That will give you an idea of some our communities/locations we’re working in. A 2009 Mission Journey newsletter will be in the mail sometime in October.
May God continue to bless.
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