What can we do in one week?
We’ve all heard the stories that say when you multiply that by ___, a lot gets done! UrbanPromise was witness to the truth of that this summer.
168 youth and adults, from 7 different churches, came into the city for one week to see how God would use them. They went bravely into camp each morning to help in classes with what ever the summer staff needed. The kids got extra attention, teachers had extra help keeping materials ready, and StreetLeaders built relationships with high school students like them from other areas. After lunch, they dove into work projects. Over the corse of the summer, a buildings windows were reinforced, trim work was painted, supplies were organized and moved to make room for our growing school, bike tires were checked for our StreetLeaders to ride, 5 trips to the dump were made, and lots of grass was mowed.
As the ministry grows, and spaces change purpose, being able to have mission teams like these help in the process. They literally take a weight off of our staff, and make the transition a lot smoother and easier to handle.
We are grateful for all the teams that came through to help out! God has certainly blessed us through your friendships.
2019 Summer Teams
East Main Presbyterian Church of Grove City, PA (14th year)
Korean Central Presbyterian Church of Centerville, VA (5th year – sent 2 groups this summer)
Forth Presbyterian Church of Bethesda, MD (2nd summer)
Redeemer Presbyterian Church of NY, NY (2nd Summer)
Pike Creek Bible Church of Newark, DE (3rd year)
Grace Ridge Church of Honesdale, PA (9th year)
If you and your group want more information on how you can be involved contact Deborah Holcombe, WorkTeam Director