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Blue Student Ministry

Serving In Appalachia
June 18, 2022
Community: WV - Southcentral
Partner: God's Grace Ministry, Twin Branch Pentecostal Trinity Assembly, Twin Branch Trinity School
Staff: Celia Schwartz, Trevor Bowen, Chloe Schumer, Eric Rittberger, Esther Rittberger, Natalie Wych

We made it!!

by Natalie Wych | June 19, 2022 3:08 PM

We made it last night and got settled in! After a good night of sleep we attended church and excited to get to know our partner church!!

We made it!!

Happy Father’s Day!

by Chloe Schumer | June 19, 2022 5:56 PM

During church service this morning, Pastor Melissa gave each father on our team and from their congregation a small tool box! It was a special moment of appreciation and honor :) 

Happy Father’s Day!

Book anyone??

by Natalie Wych | June 20, 2022 9:27 PM

Part of our group had the honor of serving at a resource center by cleaning and organizing anything in sight! We worked on organizing the library to be more user friendly and we discovered many new books!

Book anyone??

Diapers, onesies, and bibs... OH MY!

by Chloe Schumer | June 20, 2022 9:28 PM

Today we served at the baby pantry in Welch, West Virginia! We helped organize baby clothes, bibs, baby formula, diapers and more! Our team loved looking at all the cute baby clothes :) We can’t wait to see these items used in the community!

Diapers, onesies, and bibs... OH MY!

Yes To VBS!

by Chloe Schumer | June 20, 2022 10:10 PM

The first night of VBS was a success!!! Our team was getting the kiddos excited with lots of bubbles and dancing! We’re looking forward to an exciting week of fun and fellowship :)

Yes To VBS!

Listening to Mrs. Long

by Trevor Bowen | June 20, 2022 10:30 PM

Today we had the privilege of cleaning and organizing the upstairs of Mrs. Long’s house in Gary! While on a deserved lunch break, we listened to Mrs. Long tell stories and we were able to hear both her story and her grandson Coty’s story! It was such a privilege to listen to her wisdom and experience!!

Listening to Mrs. Long

Sharks and Minnows

by Trevor Bowen | June 20, 2022 10:36 PM

Today at VBS the teenagers played sharks and minnows! We were marginally competitive, and we were excited to have so many teens!!
Sharks and Minnows

Helping at a Food Pantry

by Eric Rittberger | June 21, 2022 11:51 AM

On Monday a group of us assembled a shelf set, washed windows, did some weed eating, organized food on the shelves, and packed food bags to give out.

Helping at a Food Pantry

Taco men

by Esther Rittberger | June 22, 2022 7:00 AM

We started the day by helping a local business. Scraping floors isn't easy but by the grace of God we did it. It is finished!!!
Taco men

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

by Chloe Schumer | June 22, 2022 9:36 AM

Yesterday, our team scraped old paint off a soon-to-be ice cream shop in Welch! It was hard work but we are looking forward to this building being transformed to bless the community :)

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Many hands make light work!

by Natalie Wych | June 22, 2022 10:43 AM

We got to work at the resource center again yesterday! Many of us were cleaning heating vents, painting, and whatever else needed done! Working like a machine we got the work done!!

Many hands make light work!

Games games games!!!!

by Natalie Wych | June 22, 2022 10:49 AM

Yesterday at vbs we had fun playing games with the kids that came!! It is fun to get to know the community and bond with them!!
Games games games!!!!

Finishing touches

by Natalie Wych | June 23, 2022 2:51 PM

On our last day of ministry those of us that were at Living Waters finished painting and getting the building up to fire code by mounting fire extinguishers!! We had a fun time getting to serve such a wonderful ministry!!

Finishing touches

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