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Bethany Church

Serving In Appalachia
July 9, 2022
Community: Southeast Ohio
Partner: St. Paul United Methodist Church
Staff: Tiffany Parham, Lauren Walter

We Have Arrived!!

by Lauren Walter | July 10, 2022 12:14 PM

We arrived in Roseville, OH last night and got settled in. This morning we attended church at St. Paul United Methodist Church and afterwards the church was gracious to serve us lunch! We enjoyed getting to eat with them and getting to know them!

We Have Arrived!!

God’s Love is Monumental!

by Lauren Walter | July 10, 2022 7:15 PM

Tonight we kicked off our first night of VBS at the church! We are so excited to do children’s ministry this week! We had singing, games, crafts, and Bible story time! We had around 35 kids tonight and are praying more come out tomorrow! 

God’s Love is Monumental!

Breakfast is the Best Part of the Day!

by Lauren Walter | July 11, 2022 9:22 AM

This morning, a group of us went to Trulight Ministries, a place where they serve hot breakfast every day to people in need in the community. We helped to prepare the breakfast and serve the people. This ministry is a huge blessing to the community and we are blessed to be able to help out! 

Breakfast is the Best Part of the Day!

Load 'em Up!

by Lauren Walter | July 11, 2022 12:09 PM

After breakfast, we helped clean, sort, and load items to take to the warehouse where they will keep donation items to be able to provide to the community! It was great teamwork! 

Load 'em Up!

Heavy Lifting!

by Lauren Walter | July 11, 2022 1:47 PM

We also got to do some construction work at Trulight! We helped do some construction on the upstairs part of the warehouse which is going to be used as a new shelter for people in need to stay. 

Heavy Lifting!

Weeding and Washing!

by Lauren Walter | July 11, 2022 2:01 PM

A group of us did some weeding and power washing at Bethel Community Center today! Bethel is a center that does children's ministry and serves the community! We were glad to bless them today by doing this! 

Weeding and Washing!

Tie-Dye for Night 2!!

by Lauren Walter | July 11, 2022 10:36 PM

Tonight we had night 2 of VBS. We got to do tie-dye shirts with all of the kids and it was a blast! 

Tie-Dye for Night 2!!

Serving Lunch!

by Lauren Walter | July 13, 2022 8:42 AM

On Monday and Tuesday, a group of us got to serve lunch at Christ Table. Christ Table provides hot meals to the community every day and even delivers meals to people's homes who need them. We were glad to be able to serve them! 

Serving Lunch!

Deep Cleaning!

by Lauren Walter | July 13, 2022 8:49 AM

On Tuesday after we served breakfast at Trulight, we deep cleaned, scrubbed, and organized their food pantry and freezer. It was great to see it after it was all organized and it was great to be able to help in this way! 

Deep Cleaning!

City Clean Up Crew!

by Lauren Walter | July 13, 2022 1:00 PM

This morning a group of us helped to clean up the town park. We cleaned up trash and did some weeding. Another group of us helped to paint the yellow curbs down Main Street in town! 

City Clean Up Crew!

Tubing through Town!

by Lauren Walter | July 14, 2022 1:55 PM

Today for our rec day we went tubing on the Licking River! It was awesome and we had such a great time just enjoying the sunshine and each other! We even got to float under the Y bridge! There are only 2 of their kind in the world! How cool! 

Tubing through Town!

Sweet Treat!

by Lauren Walter | July 14, 2022 1:59 PM

After tubing, we got to go to Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville, OH. This is a local 1950’s ice cream and diner! We enjoyed the ice cream after a hot day in the sun! 
Sweet Treat!

Last Day of VBS

by Lauren Walter | July 15, 2022 12:18 AM

Tonight was our last night of VBS! It was such a bittersweet night, but we are so grateful for the opportunity to love on these kids! We got to give a Bible to every kid and even got to give every kid a backpack with school supplies in it! We will remember the impact these kids had on us forever! 

Last Day of VBS

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Ginny Hertzog

July 11, 2022 3:29 PM

We are praying for the Bethany Youth and leaders, great work, so much accomplished and it’s only Monday! Thanks for the updates!

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