April 2 - April 9 Recap!
On Sunday (4/2), a large group of volunteers helped turn the ministry center into a warm sleeping room for the women and children. Volunteers moved tables, vacuumed, laid out mattresses and made beds.
Each night a different small group brought and served dinner – the Singles group, the Young Adults group, the Hutsko small group, the Mothers Matter group, the FIGHT Club mens group, the Baisley small group and a MCREST board member’s group. Guests and volunteers enjoyed eating together and sharing stories. We offered a short Bible study each night for the ladies, and many were taught to crochet for the first time!
The children were provided with many different activities to “get the wiggles out” before bed! Each night many volunteers supervised playing downstairs in the Faith Factory – board games, coloring, scooters and giant Jenga! One evening they were treated to a visit from some special guests – a bald python and bearded dragon. Some were apprehensive, but several came right up and petted the animals. The Mothers Matter group also brought Weird Science activities for the kids to enjoy. Friday was movie night, and adults and kids enjoyed watching Trolls.
Sunday we packed up and said our goodbyes. Several of our guests stayed for service. The best part of the whole week was hearing that a guest had accepted Christ into her heart for the first time!
We will be hosting new guests during the week of June 18. This week will be held at the Warren Woods Christian School. Many hands will be needed to prep the gymnasium to be a sleeping area, bring dinners, play outside with the kids, and be the hands and feet of Christ, in whatever way you choose. If you are unable to volunteer your time but would still like to help, we have food items and products that you can donate that would be greatly appreciated. Click here to volunteer!