When we arrived around 10:00 pm on Saturday night, there were a few people waiting to help take in luggage for us. They also had peanut butter and jelly, cooler full of drinks and snacks waiting for us.
Sunday morning, we had to wake up early due to the men's ministry cooking a full breakfast and they were serving at 7:00 am. Biscuit and gravy, eggs and bacon...yum! After breakfast, we headed to the worship center to get ready for the 1st worship service which started at 8:30. Their student choir, Know Mercy, sang two songs with us. WOW! What a glorious sound they made when they sang together. I think we had about 50 - 60 students up there singing! I loved it!
Oh, by the way, Dayton McClean (the young man we've praying for the past 2 months) was there and it was his first Sunday back from being at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Woohoo!
After the 1st service, we headed to their youth building called the Refuge where we hung out for a few minutes and then they went to their Sunday school classes. We helped lead the 2nd service which started at 11:00 am, Know Mercy helped sing with us as well. After the 2nd service, we went to the gym and had pizza for lunch, which Union Valley paid for.
After lunch, we had some free time where some took naps and some played Gaga ball at the Refuge. Some of Know Mercy students stayed for the afternoon to hang out with us.
At 5:00 pm, we ate at Union Valley's hamburger and hot dog cookout, which was provided for us and probably 250 people (not sure about the total). After we ate, we presented our presentation for the 2nd time this week where Know Mercy sang with us again the same two songs. A wonderful night!
Our students are doing so great! I am very proud of each and every one of them. Our chaperones are doing great and I appreciate their help!
Union Valley showed great hospitality to us while we were here. As we were pulling out of the parking lot, our students didn't want to leave and were bragging on how friendly everyone was. Thank you Union Valley Baptist Church!
As I am writing this, we are traveling down I-30 towards Dallas. We will be stopping in Texarkana, TX at the Randy Sams Shelter to present our program for the 3rd time.
Continue to pray for us as we are being witnesses for God!
That's all for now!