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First Baptist Church Trussville

Serving In Memphis, TN
July 25, 2019
Community: Whitehaven
Partner: Hope Fellowship Baptist Church
Staff: Jacob Morgan

We have Arrived!

by Anna Morgan | July 25, 2019 9:55 PM

We have arrived in Memphis! We ate some delicious barbeque, of course, and settled in at our lodging place for the week. We are excited about what God has in store for us here! 

We have Arrived!

Sweet Friends

by Anna Morgan | July 25, 2019 9:58 PM

These sweet friends are thrilled to be reunited with each other. They were able to play some while the adults met tonight. 

They are going to be greatly used by God this week!

Sweet Friends

Food Mission

by Anna Morgan | July 26, 2019 9:39 PM

This morning we had the privilege of serving on the St. Vincent de Paul Food Mission. We helped prepare and serve the food to over 150 people who need a nice, warm meal. Meals are prepared and served Friday-Tuesday at this ministry. The kids did amazing, serving alongside the parents and spreading joy to everyone who came in. 

Food Mission

VBS - Squared Goals!

by Anna Morgan | July 26, 2019 9:41 PM

This afternoon we hosted the first of 3 VBS events. We are teaching using the theme "Squad Goals" hoping to tell the story of Jesus and His squad (disciples) and how we can be apart of His squad through salvation and following Him. We had about 40 kids there today. These children come from difficult backgrounds, so VBS is always a little crazy and a lot of fun! 
VBS - Squared Goals!

Selfie with Pastor James!

by Anna Morgan | July 26, 2019 9:43 PM

We love Pastor James, whom we are partnering with this week. He is a pastor in Bent Tree Apartment Complex and ministers in countless ways to the children and families who live there. He is a man of faith, love, and kindness. We are grateful to serve alongside him and learn from him this week. 
Selfie with Pastor James!

Princess Night in Bent Tree

by Anna Morgan | July 26, 2019 9:46 PM

Tonight was a special night. The children stayed at our lodging place with KayKay while the moms and dads went back to the apartments to do ministry. We partnered with Sandra (who works consistently with women on the streets) and Pastor James to go into the complex and give red roses to the women we came across. We let them know they were loved, seen, valued, worthy, and beautiful! There were some incredible interactions that were had. We will remember the faces and names we learned tonight for years to come. We pray they will always know their worth in Christ. 
Princess Night in Bent Tree

Back to School!

by Anna Morgan | July 27, 2019 8:51 PM

This morning we took out the supplies that we had gathered for pastor James along with supplies and book bags that had been donated or bought and put them together. We completed 93 backpacks so far to be given to children in Bent Tree Apartments! That's amazing! The backpacks have everything and more that the kids need to go back to school. 

Back to School!

VBS - Walking on Water!

by Anna Morgan | July 27, 2019 8:53 PM

Today our VBS story was about Jesus walking on water and calling Peter out of the boat to do the same. We had over 40 children again and were split into 4 groups to do music, story/snack, games, and crafts. 
VBS - Walking on Water!

Calvary Rescue Mission

by Anna Morgan | July 27, 2019 10:05 PM

Tonight we were able to go and serve at Calvary Rescue Mission. This mission feeds and lodges up to 75 men each night. They rely heavily on volunteers and donations to feed the men each evening. We were able to cook/offer hamburgers, baked beans, chips, cookies, and lemonade to the men. In order to stay there, the men have to meet certain criteria including attending the chapel service they host each night at 7:00.  Pastor James preached tonight, so it was awesome to partner with him even there. 

Calvary Rescue Mission

The Cutest Worship Leaders

by Anna Morgan | July 27, 2019 10:07 PM

The children led 2 songs in worship tonight that they have learned through VBS. They did an amazing job! We know it brought joy to the men who were there. 
The Cutest Worship Leaders

Church Service

by Anna Morgan | July 28, 2019 12:37 PM

This morning we got dressed up and went to the service at Hope Fellowship. It was a beautiful time with our Memphis church family. We loved hearing the word from Pastor James, the wonderful testimonies that were shared, and the worship. 

Church Service

Block Party!

by Anna Morgan | July 28, 2019 9:00 PM

This afternoon we had a block party where so served 150 hotdogs and painted around 75 beautiful faces. We had a great time playing with the children, handing Bibles out to the adults, and just trying to share the love of Christ with everyone we met. 

Block Party!

Walking in Memphis...

by Anna Morgan | July 28, 2019 9:02 PM

When in Memphis, a walk down Beale street is always something on the list to do. After we wrapped up the block party, we had dinner together at Dyer's. It was a great meal for our exhausted team. We've worked and played hard! 
Walking in Memphis...

Nursing Home Joy

by Anna Morgan | July 29, 2019 6:53 PM

This morning we went to the nursing home to share some love, laughter, and joy! The kids at VBS made cards to pass out to the residents. They loved them! Our kid missionaries performed three of their songs. It was a precious time! 

Nursing Home Joy

VBS - Jesus Saves!

by Anna Morgan | July 29, 2019 7:01 PM

Our last day of VBS was awesome! We shared the story of Jesus forgiving Peter after he had rejected Jesus 3 times. Our prayer for the week is that one would come to salvation. We hope it happened today! 

VBS - Jesus Saves!

Hallelujah!

by Anna Morgan | July 29, 2019 8:05 PM

What an awesome week! Here's a portion of the amazing kids we got to work with this week. Pastor James is front and center. We love him so much! 

Hallelujah!

That's a Wrap!!

by Anna Morgan | July 29, 2019 8:07 PM

What an amazing week! We ended the week by praying over the warriors on the front line in Bent Tree Apartments. These people are superheroes in our eyes, working on behalf of the kids and families in the complex. They are true examples of faithfulness, consistency, and love. 
That's a Wrap!!

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