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Peachtree Road UMC

Serving In Tulsa, OK
June 13, 2021
Community: Charles Page Boulevard
Partner: The Zone, Zion Community Church
Staff: Adam Hildebrandt, Anna Ourada

We Made It!

by Anna Ourada | June 13, 2021 5:12 PM

We made it to Tulsa and are excited to start our ministry!

We Made It!

Mother Road Market on Route 66

by Anna Ourada | June 13, 2021 5:30 PM

Like Arden says, "Food goes to the stomach, but dessert goes to the heart" :) 
We had a great lunch on historic Route 66 at the local favorite Mother Road Market. Good food & hometown Big Dipper Creamery ice cream was enjoyed by many, including Jenny, Arden, Brienne, Margaret, Ryan, Dayton, Chris, Ben, Tyler & more! 
Mother Road Market on Route 66

Ministry Prep at Zion Community Church

by Anna Ourada | June 13, 2021 5:33 PM

We spent some time together in the Word this afternoon at Zion Community Church, prepping for this week's community summer camp ministry.
Ministry Prep at Zion Community Church

Under the Oklahoma Sky

by Adam Hildebrandt | June 13, 2021 10:44 PM

Our first day wrapped up with a team meeting under the beautiful Oklahoma sky in the heart of downtown Tulsa! Pastor Kujanga shared his vision for his church and ministry and gave us an opportunity to learn about those whom we’ll be serving this week. Looking forward to a restful night before we get to work tomorrow!

Under the Oklahoma Sky

The Zone Academy

by Anna Ourada | June 14, 2021 2:02 PM

This morning we had a great time helping out with the fun kids at The Zone Academy! Alex, Tyler, Lance & Anna did some tree climbing with the older kids while Julia, Charlotte, Kendle and Jenny gave unlimited piggy back rides and played with the littler kids.

The Zone Academy

Summer Camp

by Anna Ourada | June 14, 2021 11:15 PM

We invited local kids to the park for some Summer Camp fun that we'll continue every evening through our week in Tulsa. Working with Zion Community Church and The Zone Academy, we started with some games and crafts and we'll add more Bible verses and stories as the week progresses. We're so excited to share Jesus with this neighborhood!

Summer Camp

Shout Out!

by Anna Ourada | June 15, 2021 9:05 AM

Shout Out to our Outstanding Bus Driver Brad! Without him we would quite literally be lost :)

Also, Shout Out to our littlest Assistant Team Leader, Ella! With her 7 years of experience, she's showing us all how it's done! :) 

Shout Out!

The Phoenix

by Anna Ourada | June 15, 2021 3:50 PM

We're working hard every morning this week to turn an old church into the Phoenix Performing Arts Center - clearing out the old and making it a beautiful, new space for the community!

The Phoenix

QT Break!

by Anna Ourada | June 15, 2021 3:52 PM

We beat the heat and take a mid-morning break at the nearest place with running water - QuickTrip! 
QT Break!

Summer Camp

by Anna Ourada | June 15, 2021 11:15 PM

It's so exciting to see the Lord growing our community Summer Camp! Playing together, sharing together, sharing Bible stories, encouraging the children to learn Bible verses and praying for each other made it a great evening!

Summer Camp

Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church

by Anna Ourada | June 16, 2021 2:14 PM

We were richly blessed by an amazing lunch at Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry & Pastor David where we donated backpacks for their ministry. They taught us so much about American Indian culture, the history of 39 different native nations in Oklahoma with only 2 indigenous, the food bank and other community work they're doing now and more! Pastor Larry graced us with his faith story and sent us out with a Going Forth song in the Ute language!  

Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church

Black Wall Street

by Anna Ourada | June 16, 2021 11:01 PM

We were honored to visit Black Wall Street on this 100 year anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre. It's hard to find words for such a moving experience. We are all grateful to have seen and learned from it.
Black Wall Street

Great Day!

by Anna Ourada | June 17, 2021 2:05 PM

We're having another great day volunteering with the kids at the Zone Academy and renovating the Phoenix Performance Arts Center. Today we painted what used to be the sanctuary which is turning into the theater area of the Phoenix. This evening we'll have another fun night of Summer Camp with games, crafts, Bible stories, snacks and fellowship with the Country Club Gardens community.


Food & Fellowship

by Anna Ourada | June 17, 2021 8:44 PM

We've had some great times of fellowship over our meals this week, eating simple breakfasts and bag lunches and then enjoying a lot of local favorites for supper. Tonight, our Team Leader Adam served as the BBQ King as we all enjoyed Tulsa BBQ from RibCrib BBQ.
Food & Fellowship

Nightly Worship Meeting

by Anna Ourada | June 18, 2021 4:43 AM

Our Worship meeting every night after the day's many activities are done is such a blessing! Our favorite worship songs are lead by Pastor Ryan, with him, Lance, and Brad on guitar. The music lifts us up, songs filling the courtyard as the sun sets and evening turns to moonlit night. 

Pastor Chris, Pastor Ryan, and Pastor Mary have been leading us in a study of Jesus forgiving and healing the paralyzed man from Luke 5:17-26. Each night they've encouraged us to dive deeper into this Bible story of faith, friendship, and leading others to Jesus, challenging us to see ourselves in the story. What roles do we play in our own lives today leading others to Jesus? 

Nightly Worship Meeting

Party!

by Anna Ourada | June 18, 2021 11:08 PM

Today we wrapped up a great week of ministry with the kids at The Zone Academy and renovating the space that will be the new Phoenix Performing Arts Center. It was hard to say goodbye to our little friends. The Phoenix is being transformed.

This evening we held a community party for the Country Club Gardens community where we've held Summer Camps every evening this week. We grilled hot dogs & hamburgers, had a bounce house, face painting, a DJ, basketball, more games and great fellowship. We were so pleased to be able to come into this community with our local church partner, Zion Community Church!

It was a great, hard-working week!

Party!

Rec Day!

by Anna Ourada | June 19, 2021 11:47 PM

We had such a Full, Fun Recreation Day in Tulsa after a week of working hard! 

We started the morning hiking the trails and taking in the beauty of The Gathering Place along the Arkansas River.

After lunch we celebrated Juneteenth with the greater Tulsa community at Black Wall Street.

We had a special thank you dinner at The Brook restaurant where we celebrated our seniors Tyler & Alex on their last high school mission trip and thanked our PPM team.

We spent the evening cheering on Tulsa's FC Soccer Team, watched a fabulous firework display and got to take a picture on the field.

We ended the evening with worship in song and prayer, thanking Jesus for bringing us to Tulsa to do His work here.

It was a great end to a great week!

Rec Day!

Last Day

by Anna Ourada | June 20, 2021 3:41 PM

On our last morning we enjoyed worship with Pastor Larry's church at Tulsa Indian Methodist Church. It was really cool to sing in multiple Native American languages! Pastor Larry preached on the story of Jesus calming the waters, reassuring his disciples like a good Father does. Happy Father's Day to the dads on our trip - Chris, Ryan, Lance, Adam & Brad!

We had a last meal together where we ate our first meal in Tulsa - at Mother Road Market! 

It was a great trip bringing people back together around Tulsa! The Lord certainly Blessed us all in a variety of ways!

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Carissa

June 14, 2021 7:15 PM

Praying for you all! Thanks for coming to love on Tulsa.

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