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Fayetteville Christian School

Serving In Gulf Coast
February 28, 2021
Community: Lake Charles
Partner: Christian Baptist Church
Staff: Justin Jones, Alex Geurin

Off & Running

by Alex Geurin | March 1, 2021 10:30 AM

The team made it safely to Camp Pearl last night where we will be lodging! It was a late night and a long drive but we know this week will be worth it. We're off and running now working at three different work sites! Please pray for energy today!

Ministry Day 1 Complete!

by Alex Geurin | March 1, 2021 9:29 PM

This week, our team is in four groups, where three are doing house projects (mucking, gutting, roofing) through Operation Hope, and one is doing much needed trail clearing work at Camp Pearl. In the afternoon, one of the groups will travel around the community for grocery box distribution through Christian Baptist Church. Pictured is Mrs. Ake's group preparing boxes this morning. 

Our team's energy was incredible, and we have already gotten so much done! We've had powerful interactions in the community and are super expectant for what's ahead the rest of the week. 

Ministry Day 1 Complete!

Mucking Out

by Alex Geurin | March 2, 2021 8:41 PM

A full muck out project takes lots of work. Our house teams have been killing it!! 

Mucking Out

Trail Clearing at Camp

by Alex Geurin | March 2, 2021 8:44 PM

"Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19

Trail Clearing at Camp

Teamwork is Key!

by Alex Geurin | March 2, 2021 8:48 PM

One of the best things about work projects is being able to work alongside the group! The conversations and bonding time here is priceless. 
Teamwork is Key!

Teamwork is Key!

by Alex Geurin | March 2, 2021 8:50 PM

Some of the girls working together on the muck out.
Teamwork is Key!

Serving the Community

by Alex Geurin | March 2, 2021 9:04 PM

Each day we have a list of homes given to us by a Christian Baptist Church member, so we get to represent the church by visiting people in the community and bringing a grocery box!
Serving the Community

Tearing Walls Down

by Alex Geurin | March 2, 2021 9:07 PM

The girls letting all their strength out tearing down walls. We've been making so much progress and it's amazing to see! The home owner also stopped by and we were had the opportunity to chat with him for a while.
Tearing Walls Down

Back Together Again!

by Alex Geurin | March 2, 2021 9:13 PM

After a long day of working at our respective sites, we get to come together in the evenings for dinner, and then later we have a time of corporate worship, seek God together, and someone leads a devotion. Night one we heard a powerful testimony from Mrs. Peters, and tonight Thomas gave a convicting word.
Back Together Again!

Midweek Lake Break

by Alex Geurin | March 3, 2021 4:28 PM

Some of our team ended projects early for the day so we stopped by Lake Charles for some sunshine and fresh air! Now to Tad’s Louisiana Cooking for dinner!

Midweek Lake Break

Rooftop Work

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 1:48 PM

One of our groups this week spent 3 days tearing down the old shingles and putting up a new roof! 
Rooftop Work

Rooftop Work

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 1:50 PM

All smiles! The rooftop guys worked quickly and with excellence! 

Rooftop Work

Rooftop Work

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 1:51 PM

As always teamwork makes the dream work! 
Rooftop Work

Lafayette Rec Day!

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 1:59 PM

This is in front of St. John’s Cathedral in Lafayette, Louisiana. On Friday, We enjoyed a fun day on a guided Cajun tour, where we ate Boudin, Poboy’s, and Gumbo. We visited historic Vermilionville, had a dance lesson, and went on a swamp tour and saw many alligators! It was a great day learning about Louisiana culture. 
Lafayette Rec Day!

The Best Part

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 2:01 PM

We had the privilege of visiting 18 homes this week for grocery box distribution. Here is what it’s all about: uniting together as the church and giving God the glory!  
The Best Part

CBC Cookout

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 2:04 PM

Sunday at Christian Baptist we served hotdogs after the first and second services.  Ariel and Lauren are having fun and helping spread the word in the community! 
CBC Cookout

CBC Cookout

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 2:06 PM

Setting up! We were able to serve about 400 meals. 
CBC Cookout

CBC Cookout

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 2:07 PM

We loved interacting with the church community! 
CBC Cookout

CBC Cookout

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 2:09 PM

An assembly line is always a good idea! 
CBC Cookout

CBC Cookout

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 2:10 PM

We had a spontaneous praise dance lesson from one of the ladies of Christian Baptist! Here’s Veva showing her skills. These unplanned moments are some of the best on the trip. 
CBC Cookout

Perfect End to an Awesome Week

by Alex Geurin | March 7, 2021 2:26 PM

We attended Christian Baptist Church’s service and got to talk with a lot of their members, keeping in mind COVID-19 restrictions. This marked the end of our ministry in Gulf Coast! It has truly been an impactful week, filled with hard work and lasting memories.   

Perfect End to an Awesome Week

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