05 Jul Update from the ATL
Hello from Atlanta! We are about 3 weeks into the first SummerLink Atlanta and it has been great so far! The team consists of myself, Griffin Holloway, and Jonathan Mitchell. We both had the opportunity to serve together during SummerLink Boston two years ago and it is cool being able to serve together again here in Atlanta. The summer started out with us going to Creed Camp in Fayetteville, North Carolina with the youth group from Newbranch. We had a great time of worship, fellowship, rec time, and of course, FREE ice cream in the dining hall! I also help out with the youth group on Wednesday nights and I have the opportunity to preach on Wednesday July 20th! I am really looking forward to that opportunity! We are also gearing up for “Serve Dacula” which will take place from July 11th-July 16th. This is a week long serve effort throughout our city! We will be cleaning up parks, serving our first responders, doing free car washes, and many other things. On the last night of the week, we will be having a community fun night at one of the local parks. There will be free food, games, and raffles. We are looking forward to loving on our city and making Jesus known throughout! Also, SummerLink Atlanta has been more of a part time thing since it is just me and Jonathan. So, I got a job at a poultry plant for a few weeks! It has been a very interesting experience and I could probably write a whole other blog post on my experiences there! Please pray though that I will continue to build relationships with my coworkers and that I have the opportunity to share the gospel with them! Jonathan and I are also going to start going out with a few people from Newbranch to share the gospel with people in our community on Saturday mornings. We are really looking forward to that! Jonathan and I also meet up for discipleship once a week and we are going through the book “Discipling” by Mark Dever. We both enjoy having that time together! It has been an awesome summer so far!!
Serve Dacula- Pray for good weather for community fun night and open hearts for the people we come in contact with.
My job- Pray that I will be able to continue building relationships with my coworkers and have the opportunity to share the gospel with them.
Evangelism: Pray for everyone going out on Saturday mornings sharing the gospel. Pray for open hearts with the people we come in contact with.