by Logan Mitchell | July 6, 2014 11:56 AM
We have made it here safe and sound! We had a short meeting with our leaders and then went to bed!
by Logan Mitchell | July 8, 2014 2:49 PM
Today was our first day working in Backyard Bible Club. It's basically like VBS. WE only had three kids at B.B.C, but let me tell you, it was such a blessing. My heart was warmed as we spent time singing, learning, and playing with these children. It ignited my fire and passion to spread God's word and his love! I'm so glad I got to play a part in this ministry today. My heart was truly blessed.
- Sarah Tumlin
Monday Part 2!
by Logan Mitchell | July 8, 2014 2:53 PM
As a student serving Praying Pelican Ministries, I have been blown away by the amount of work that GAP ministries brings in on a weekly basis. It's incredible to see the abundance of not only food and clothing but everyday needs they provide for the community. I am learning so much about other people, customs, cultures and things challenging my perspectives and thinking about life. Logan is one of the mentors in our group and she is super sweet and helpful. Her motivation for this industry challenges me to look at situations and life a whole new way. I pray that The Lord will bless her life and she will grow to love him and others.
by Logan Mitchell | July 8, 2014 2:56 PM
Today at backyard bible club we had 7 kids! It was an improvement from yesterday, gaining 4 kids today. We still had the same amount of fun even though our numbers did increase. It's amazing to me to see the kids know the answers to the lesson. Like they know who God is and how he sent Jesus to die for our sins. I had a wonderful time getting to know all the kids. My favorite was doing song time and game time with them. It's just good to know that we are planting seeds in them, they are hearing what we teach them and thinking about it on their own. It's good to see the improvement from the children, and myself.
by Logan Mitchell | July 8, 2014 2:56 PM
On the way to Gap Ministries today, we experienced the value of following the Holy Spirit's calling to help those in need. As we were leaving Backyard Bible School, we came upon a young lady and her little son were pulled off the side of the highway. Her garbage can had washed three miles from her home in last night's monsoon, and she was trying to retrieve it over a fifty-foot expanse of very slick mud. Our groups decided to stop and help her; and since the mud had also washed into the can, it was very heavy, and took about five guys to bring it back to the road. We took it back to the end of her driveway on our bus, and her sweet spirit made our hearts soar. She thanked us multiple times and we knew we had made the right choice in stopping. Before we left, we took the opportunity to invite her to Sahuarita Baptist Church and invite her sweet son to our Backyard Bible Club. The Lord used this situation to bless her and us, and to remind us why we came on this trip. All we do is for His glory!
Pray for schools
by Logan Mitchell | July 10, 2014 9:41 AM
It was such a life touching experience to be able to pray at Harriet Johnson Elementary School. This was my first time praying specifically for a school so it was also a new experience. I was lead to pray out loud to my friends and leaders and honestly it was a little nerve wracking for me. I'm not exactly what you call a perfect prayer, but I know that God heard every word I said. I know that he was so proud of me for taking a bold move in something I'm not comfortable with. Knowing that these children aren't raised in a Christian home is what made this trip to the school so meaningful. It's just really amazing to see God working in different ways and to see that this school is being thought of. Prayer is such a powerful move and God answers each and every one of them. I know these children will be put in good hands because God is good! I'm so happy I was able to part of the Prayer Pelican Missions Trip and I'm so excited for what's to come in the next two days
- Christina Bennett
by Logan Mitchell | July 10, 2014 9:44 AM
We had Kids Club again today! I've looked forward to it every morning. Only three kids showed up for the fun today, but that didn't diminish our spirit in the least. The songs were sung with everything we had, the game was played hard, and the popsicles were just as good as last time! I've learned that even if there is only one child that shows up all week, it's still worth it. If one seed is planted inside one child's mind, every ounce of effort put into this program was important. Whether it's a large group of kids or a single one, there is still a soul that needs to be saved.
- Ashley E.