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Frontline Community Church

Serving In Memphis, TN
March 30, 2024
Community: Whitehaven
Partner: Hope Fellowship Baptist Church
Staff: Douglas Buchanan, Janet Buchanan

Easter Sunday

by Janet Buchanan | March 31, 2024 9:13 AM

We arrived right on time to the great city of Memphis, Tennessee. Before heading to bed our special “Easter Bunnies” hid  our Easter baskets throughout the sanctuary. We were so excited to find what the Easter bunny had left us the next morning, but it was the sweet notes from our families that made our day. 

Easter Sunday

Hope Fellowship

by Janet Buchanan | March 31, 2024 4:28 PM

Hope Fellowship Baptist Church is located in the Bent Tree Apartment Community. We enjoyed an excellent Sunday School lesson from the Pastor’s wife, Sandra on the topic Believe. She shared from her heart how important it was to believe and trust in God. Then Pastor James preached a message that gives us hope in all stages of our life. 

Hope Fellowship

Praying over the Bent Tree Community

by Janet Buchanan | March 31, 2024 4:36 PM

After enjoying a meal with Pastor James and some of his church members we discussed our plans to be a witness in the apartment complex by going door to door inviting them to church and asking if we could have prayer over their needs. We returned with unique stories of our prayers and conversations with the people we encountered. 
Praying over the Bent Tree Community

Crystal Shrine Grotto

by Janet Buchanan | March 31, 2024 4:43 PM

Located in the Memorial Park Cemetery is a historic man made cave created by the Mexican artist Rodriguez called the Crystal Shrine Grotto.  It tells the journey of Jesus Christ from birth to resurrection. As you walk into the cave you hear peaceful music and see multi-colored lights shining on the crystals. The crystals were shipped to Memphis from Diamond Cave in Jasper, Arkansas. What a beautiful way to spend a few moments reflecting on the life of Christ this Easter. 

Crystal Shrine Grotto

MIFA

by Janet Buchanan | April 1, 2024 9:04 PM

We hit the road early this morning to deliver meals to the elderly. Between the three vehicles we delivered 52 meals and enjoyed meeting the people from all over the Memphis area and getting the opportunity to pray with several of them. 

MIFA

Limit Breaker Church

by Janet Buchanan | April 1, 2024 9:06 PM

Limit Breaker Church got its name because there are no limits to what God can do!  We were able to help bless the church by cleaning up after a great Easter worship day, but God is in the business of blessing us for our work. A young gentleman sang us a beautiful song as we ended our day praying over the church and its ministry to the community. 
Limit Breaker Church

Evening Worship

by Janet Buchanan | April 1, 2024 9:07 PM

Tonight, after a delicious meal of southern fried chicken, we met in the sanctuary for a sweet devotion from our youth leader. We also shared what had been the greatest challenge we have had on the trip so far and one way we saw God at work in our day. 
Evening Worship

Mid South Food Bank

by Janet Buchanan | April 2, 2024 5:44 PM

Our job today was to sort and box food that had been donated to the Mid-South Food Bank.  This food would later be distributed throughout the county.

Mid South Food Bank

Room in the Inn

by Janet Buchanan | April 2, 2024 5:45 PM

What a unique ministry located in an old hospital (Colin’s Chapel Hospital) back when segregation occurred and our African American communities could go for healthcare services and black doctors and nurses could practice there. It has now become Room in the Inn. Where there was no room for Joseph and Mary  back in Bethlehem, there is Room in this Inn for homeless families as well as homeless men who need help getting back on their feet and where homeless people battling cancer can call this home so that they can qualify for treatment. We were able to get several rooms ready for the next guests needing Room in the Inn. Where lives are changed and Jesus is proclaimed.

Room in the Inn

Memphis Athletic Ministries

by Janet Buchanan | April 2, 2024 9:45 PM

Located in eight different locations throughout Memphis, this ministry provides care for students after school. They were given a meal, a short devotion , free time to play group games in the gym, help with homework, and several other activities. We enjoyed interacting with the students and getting to play group games with them. 

Memphis Athletic Ministries

St. Vincent Ministry

by Janet Buchanan | April 3, 2024 3:04 PM

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy, hungry, or struggling. Today we prepared a hot meal for those in need. We also made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and snacks for them to take.

St. Vincent Ministry

Washing Dishes!

by Janet Buchanan | April 3, 2024 3:07 PM

I wonder if washing dishes for those in need will count for washing feet? These two washed dishes for a solid hour and with a smile! Well at least one was smiling!
Washing Dishes!

The Most Important Part of Serving…

by Janet Buchanan | April 3, 2024 8:38 PM

Helping with the meals, making snacks, serving the food is important, but the soul of man is what it’s all about. One homeless man summed it up best when he told one of our students,” Thank you for the meal, but more important, thank you for the conversation “

The Most Important Part of Serving…

Prayer Walk

by Janet Buchanan | April 3, 2024 8:51 PM

We returned to Hope Fellowship where Pastor James Williams shared his heart with us on a prayer walk at the apartments where he ministers. 
Prayer Walk

April 4, 1968

by Janet Buchanan | April 4, 2024 4:42 PM

We did not realize that we chose to visit the National Rights Museum on the anniversary of the shooting of Martin Luther King Junior. The event serves as a moment to reflect on the significant impact of his work and the path that lies ahead in the pursuit of justice and equality. It was a very insightful time as we experienced the history behind this in our country. 

April 4, 1968

Running the Race

by Janet Buchanan | April 4, 2024 9:26 PM

This week we have been challenged to run the race set out before us “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”

Hebrews 12:1


Running the Race

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by Praying Pelican Missions | April 5, 2024 11:57 PM

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Kerry

April 4, 2024 8:58 PM

Thank you all for serving this week and for the pictures and updates that have allowed us to be a part of it ??

Kari Beadner

April 3, 2024 8:42 PM

I have loved watching you all serve in the Lord's strength this week!! Thank you for serving!

Ruth Hill

April 2, 2024 7:23 AM

We are so thrilled God has given each one of you this incredible experience and we know God is going to do great things through you. Greater is he that’s is in YOU! Than he that is in the world. I pray for boldness and a deeper knowledge of God and who each one of you are in the body of Christ. We are praying for you all.

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