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In Focus Church

Serving In Memphis, TN
October 28, 2023
Community: Bethel Grove
Partner: Monument of Love Baptist Church
Staff: Kari Beadner, Terrie Reed-Jackson

Welcome to Memphis

by Kari Beadner | October 28, 2023 10:49 PM

In Focus began their day early in Georgia and have arrived in Memphis for another powerful week of ministry! 

Can't wait to see how God will use this team this week as they serve with and through Monument of Love

Welcome to Memphis

Pastor Appreciation

by Kari Beadner | October 29, 2023 12:29 PM

Monument of Love showed gratitude for Pastor Joyce. Wonderful Praise and Worship Service and reception. 

Pastor Appreciation

Worship

by Kari Beadner | October 29, 2023 12:36 PM

Our worship leader this morning was fantastic!

We were so glad to give praise to our Creator and Savior together 

Worship

Praying for Neighbors

by Kari Beadner | October 29, 2023 6:56 PM

This afternoon we went out to pray for neighbors in the community around the church.

The team boldly prayed with people and over homes.

Praying for Neighbors

Beale Street

by Kari Beadner | October 29, 2023 10:58 PM

Tonight we had the honor of celebrating with Pastor Joyce as his Aunt Wendy Moten received a brass note from the Beale Street Walk of Fame! 

Wendy was the runner up on Season 21 of The Voice!

Beale Street

Rum Boogie

by Kari Beadner | October 29, 2023 11:02 PM

The celebration and Dinner was at Rum Boogie. We had a great time! 

And that's a wrap for Day 1! 

Rum Boogie

Morning Devos

by Kari Beadner | October 30, 2023 10:58 AM

Thomas and Marc led the morning Devotions about Abraham and saying yes to stepping out to follow God. 

Morning Devos

Sea Isle Elementary

by Kari Beadner | October 30, 2023 11:03 AM

We served the teachers and students at Sea Isle Elementary School. Kelli read a favorite book about  "Jean-Michel Basquiat". The students loved it and we're happy to hear this story from Mrs. Baker
Sea Isle Elementary

Limit Breaker

by Kari Beadner | October 30, 2023 10:59 PM

In Focus is an authentic service and partner minded team. Today they served Limit Breaker Church by cleaning and did the job with a smile even when it was cold. 

Limit Breaker

Baby at the Food Bank

by Kari Beadner | October 30, 2023 11:04 PM

We served at the Food Bank at Limit Breaker. We were able to encourage the workers and hear their vision for helping and serving the need for physical and spiritual food in their community.

Jasmine kept getting in trouble for lifting boxes with baby on board.

Baby at the Food Bank

House Cleaning

by Kari Beadner | October 31, 2023 10:33 PM

In Focus cleaned the church with overflowing joy! They all shared tonight that they felt like they were cleaning their home. 


They did a really great job allowing Monument of Love to minister to more people.

Rachel worked hard in-between documenting the trip. 


MAM

by Kari Beadner | October 31, 2023 10:37 PM

At Memphis Athletic Ministries, the team served the students a hotdog meal and played sports and games with this amazing partner program. 

Many said this was their favorite so far. 

MAM

Testimony

by Kari Beadner | October 31, 2023 10:39 PM

Jerjuanna who works for MAM started her testimony with us and we were all so blessed! 


Debrief

by Kari Beadner | October 31, 2023 10:41 PM

Each night the team debriefs. Sharing Joys, Junk and Jesus ! 

Debrief

Family Housing

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 1, 2023 4:57 PM

Today, the women went to the Dorothy Day House and were divided into 2 groups to serve 2 different houses. They deep cleaned the houses in which families live short-term. Such a simple act of cleaning and arranging a room left an impressive mark on the house hosts and the residents.

Family Housing

Helping Men

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 1, 2023 10:15 PM

Today at Mr. David's house, the men of InFocus were invited to clean his yard. Mr. David is 80y/o and doesn't trust people due to past issues, but due to our partnership with CareCenter Memphis, Charles Lott (director) got permission from him to assist in clearing the yard. Mr. David was pleased and shared his pleasure. It's all relational! 

Helping Men

Calvary Rescue Mission

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 1, 2023 10:20 PM

For the evening, the team spent time at Calvary Rescue Mission; the directors are always happy to allow InFocus to prepare and serve the meals; also Marc was allowed to present the evening message. Many of the residents stated that the meal was delicious and the message inspirational. 
Calvary Rescue Mission

Calvary Rescue Mission

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 1, 2023 10:22 PM

Food preparation!
Calvary Rescue Mission

Calvary Rescue Mission

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 1, 2023 10:24 PM

The team had an opportunity to tour Calvary with "Chief". He gave the history, the present and the future. The team enjoyed spending time with him.
Calvary Rescue Mission

Visit to Little Rock, AR

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 2, 2023 8:17 PM

The InFocus Team traveled to Little Rock, AR for their Rec Day. In Little Rock, is the historical Central High School where 9 students were to integrate into the school. They visited the Visitor Center/Museum, the High School and the statue plaza. 

Visit to Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, AR

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 2, 2023 8:23 PM

The group in front of the historical Central High School.
Little Rock, AR

Little Rock AR

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 2, 2023 8:25 PM

At the Plaza in Little Rock (statues of the Little Rock 9)
Little Rock AR

Final Day

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 3, 2023 7:41 PM

InFocus spent their final day in Downtown Memphis at the National Civil Rights Museum; enjoyed lunch at Central BBQ; had a treat of cookies at Butteriffic Bakery; and prayed on the site of the 1866 Memphis Massacre. 

Final Day

Butteriffic Bakery

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 3, 2023 7:46 PM

Enjoyed talking with the proprietor of Butteriffic Bakery 
Butteriffic Bakery

Praying

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 3, 2023 7:47 PM

It was a somber moment at the site of the 1866 Memphis Massacre 
Praying

Wrapped up

by Terrie Reed-Jackson | November 4, 2023 1:33 PM

InFocus wrapped up their week of serving by enjoying their last breakfast at Monument of Love Baptist Church. Farewell...until April 2024! 

Wrapped up

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | November 4, 2023 11:57 PM

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