Hello all! Our team has been on the go all day! One reason we like Launch Box is how serving and training are both emphasized. The team has experienced training on how to share the gospel and on learning about how to love our Muslim neighbors. We love that our students are going deep in the truth of the gospel! Last night, we studied the love and justice of God. Numbers 14:18 says, “The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not allow the guilty to go unpunished.” The students then heard about the wrath of God that has been taken by Christ for us. Launch Box has been a time for our students to continue to hear the gospel in fresh ways to better represent it to the those they are serving.
“Today we served at two different locations, Teruko Spring and La Mirada. I served with my group at Teruko Springs. We put on a VBS for the kids who lived in those apartments. We got to do a lot of activities with them including rec., craft, snacks, large group bible study and small group to talk about the lesson more in depth. I really loved getting to know the kids and hearing their questions. The five little girls in my group all said they were going to come back tomorrow. Tonight we all went to Creek Side church and helped clean it out before it gets renovated. I had a lot of fun, I helped clean out the books and sort them. Overall we got a lot of stuffed cleaned out and it definitely saved them a lot of time. I can’t wait to see what God has planned for the rest of the week in these little kids lives as well as mine.” –Alisa Wyant, 10th grade
“Today at Creek Side we got to see and get ready to renovate the whole church. It was cool to see that they were following God and praising the Lord they love the Lord so much!” – Kate Johnson, 7th grade
“La Mirada day 2 was a for sure break through! Some of the same kids came that have came before and we also had some new faces as well. The guys I was talking to thought God was very powerful and was really cool to explain how to have a stronger relationship with him to the kids. Afterwards we played some soccer and we are excited to go back for camp tonight and to expand the relationships further tomorrow!” – Will Snyder, 10th grade
This morning we went back to our VBS sights, where we got to connect with students and several chances to share the gospel! As we continue our time this week, we are praying for strength for our students, we are praying for theological understanding in their lives so they can represent the gospel well. Our students have been given the charge from 2 Cor. 5:20, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” The students are being sent out into the city of Richardson to serve with the words of the gospel and the actions of the gospel. We are seeing so much transformation in their hearts and praying for more. Tonight we host our first soccer camps at the apartment complexes, hoping to continue to connect with those families. Whether the students are playing with bubbles, playing soccer, painting with students, sorting items at Creek Side- they have been a light to those around them. Keep praying and keep asking the Spirit to move in the hearts of those we meet. More coming soon!