at Harding University
The Fairlane Youth Ministry left on June 8 to head to Uplift at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. We will be traveling back home to Shelbyville on June 13. Please pray for a great week and safe travels home.
More about Uplift:
Uplift is a summer camp for students entering the 7th grade through graduating seniors on the campus of Harding University. Each day, students will go to classes and hear speakers, with plenty of time devoted to recreation and entertainment as well. They stay in Harding’s dormitories at night and eat in the campus cafeteria. We are excited about what will happen this year.
in Ensenada, Mexico
We will be sending our Mission Team of 25 off soon to the City of Children. They will leave on June 22 and return home on June 28. While there, they will be conducting a week long VBS for the children there, teaching classes for all ages, building relationships, and taking on a work project there on site at the City of Children.
About the City of Children:
It began in 1970 as a labor of love led by Earl Farmer and concerned Christian people in California -today, the City of Children continues to be a successful mission model of Churches of Christ across America. The purpose is to teach the gospel of our Lord to the orphaned and needy children of Mexico. Since the beginning, 620 children and adults have become Christians, with an additional 800 new Christians reached through Baja Missions. The Mexican government allows us to teach the gospel because we are giving their children a good home, good care and education. We are trying to bring love and happiness back into the lives of hurting children. One of the ways we accomplish this is through providing mission opportunities for visiting teams from Churches of Christ. The purpose of your visit is to be a friend and an example of Jesus to a child. Your hugs and attention may be the love that helps heal a broken heart. If you will reach out to the children, God will overflow your heart with blessings. When you serve a meal, give a gift or drive a nail, you are doing it for Jesus as well as a child.