A Week in the Life of a Summer LINKer

A Week in the Life of a Summer LINKer

Summer LINK Boston just finished our first week serving with Redemption Hill Church in Medford Massachusetts and it’s been crazy! The days have been long but the week has been so short. We landed around 1pm Saturday afternoon to head straight to our dorms at Tufts University, where we will stay for the summer. Then we got our first experience on Boston public transit into downtown Boston for our first meeting together with Pastor Jon Chasteen.
The next morning we were blessed with a ride to Redemption Hill Church after walking 20 minutes to the pickup spot. SummerLINK Boston is getting in a lot of steps, and becoming experts at using the Metro and Bus routes.
As interns, we have the opportunity to come alongside RHC to reach their community with the gospel. There are so many opportunities coming up that we are planning for, but have had an awesome week getting to know the staff, the city, and the culture. Our goal is to become spirit led missionaries and create healthy patterns here that will follow us to our hometowns and communities.
A week in the life of a Boston Summerlinker:
Saturday:
     1:30 : Landed in Boston
     2-4pm : Got to and settled in to Tufts University
    5-9:30pm : Dinner & GenSend training
Sunday:
     7:30am-1:30pm : Church set up, service and cleanup
     2-4pm: serving church member
     5:30-7pm dinner in the city
     7pm-8pm : Team Meeting
Monday:
     7am-10am : Metro Giveaway
     11am-1pm : Grocery shopping & food prep
     2-4pm : Team Bonding
     5-7pm : prepare, eat and clean up dinner
     7pm-9pm : Ephesians Bible Study
Tuesday:
     9am-11am : Project work
     11-4pm : explore and survey the city for needs
     5-6:30pm : prepare, eat and clean up dinner
     6:30-9pm : Gender Night
Wednesday:
     7am-9:30am : Coffee Giveaway in Medford Square
     10-1pm : Debrief and Lunch
     1:30-4 : Prayer Walk and Project meeting
     5-7pm : prepare, eat and clean up dinner
     7pm-8:30pm : Reflection Time
Thursday:
     9am-11:30am : Evangelism & Debrief
     noon-2pm: serving Church community center
     3pm-5pm : Soccer Nights Promotion
     6-9:15pm : GenSend Training
Friday:
     9am-10:30am : Leader meeting
     1-5pm : Willis Ave Grocery Program
     5-8pm : Team Social (ex: Emmet Chasteen’s baseball game)
     8-9pm : Join in ATL GenSend Training
As we serve, please pray:
-That we would lean into what the Spirit is speaking to us faithfully and in obedience.
-That we would joyfully proclaim His work in our life.
-That we would be encouraging and building one another up in love as a team.
-That the Lord would continue to do work in Boston and going before us to soften hearts among the people here.
 
Important Dates:
-Serve Medford Week 6/16-6/21
Soccer Nights 7/8-7/12
-Thursday morning Evangelism and salvations
– Monday & Wednesday Giveaways lead to gospel conversations
Rachel Jones
Summer LINK Participant