Thursday, June 30, 2011

International Bound

Sitting in Charlotte airport waiting for our flight to Germany to leave (5:30). Its a 9 hour flight so we will fly through the night. Thanks 4 the prayers!

ATL airport

Here in atl airport about to head to charlotte. From there to Munich, then Munich to Rome. Will be in Rome at 11:30am Rome time, 5:30am GA time.

Italy Team... Ready set GO!!!

Italy team left Harp's this morning around 10:00, they will catch their first of three flights a little after noon. Please continue to pray for the team as they will not make it to Rome until tomorrow. Continue to follow the blog as Chris will be updating hopefully daily.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ready or Not

Here we go. Heading to Rome, Italy tomorrow with 6 others. We would appreciate your prayers. You can follow what's going on here and see some of the sights that we will see. Here is the team:

Morgan Byne
Molly McBride
Kerith Helms
Natalie Tripp
Olivia Webb
Angela Hill
Chris Watson

Feel free to make comments and I will share them with the group! All you need is an account (and it's free an easy).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

South Carolina Team~Home sweet home!!

Arrived back in Fayetteville a little before lunch today. The Students and Adults all had a great week! We are so blessed to have had this opportunity this week to be the hands, feet and voice of Christ. May we continue to be passionate about meeting the needs of others in His name!! Thank you all so much for your prayers, love and support this week, it was a real encouragement!

Friday, June 24, 2011

South Carolina Day 5

Last work day, "most" of the work is finished :)!! Worship tonight was another amazing night of students and adults being moved to prayer and worship at the alter. It is a hard night, probably the hardest as we say goodbye to new friends. We are having fellowship time until 11:00 to give the students time to exchange contact information. This week has changed lives and God will continue to work in our lives and the lives of those impacted this week, even after we leave South Carolina. Safe travels to everyone headed out!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

South Carolina Day 4

Today was LONG, HARD and BUSY!! Many crews trying to get their job completed. However, the good news we had a couple of rain showers come through and things cooled off a little. We took our students to Chick-Fil-A for ice cream and devotion after worship and had a sweet time of sharing and challenging them to share their faith and be ready when God gives us the opportunity to serve, go, do... Pray for the teams to finish strong tomorrow and for God to get ALL the glory and praise as we give the homeowners their World Changer Bible as we finish up. May His word be well received!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

South Carolina Day 3

Thank you so much for the continued prayers!! Sorry I haven't had the opportunity to respond to each person individually. I have shared your comments via facebook, text, and blog with the students each night during devotion. They LOVE to hear from you!! As you can tell by the time, today was a LONG day!! FILLED with many opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ. Not only did each of our 12 teams, 150 participants work on their job sites today, we handed out nearly 500 flyers to the block party and then came back to our host church and worked the block party. No, it was not Harp's Harvest and boy are we spoiled... it was a smaller version of Harp's Harvest and yes we could have used Judi here to organize it, but all in all it was a fun time, fun for the Students and adults serving and for those in the community that attended. We had an incredible worship time that began at 9:00 and continue with prayer and song for over 45 minutes, God is truly moving here in the students and adults. We then had church group devotion where Marcus, Rob and I had the privilege of praying over each of our students by name. Just when we thought the day couldn't get any better... World Changers brought out the ice cream sundaes!! It is time for lights out and bed now. God, help us to wake up tomorrow with the same feelings in our hearts as we have right now, God help us to be sensitive and open as you continue to move and work here this week. In awe of how awesome you truly are and how much you love us!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

South Carolina Day 2

Today started with the "Great Send Off" (see pictures) at 7:00 and was a great day!! We worked hard all day and God blessed us with a wonderful time of worship and fellowship tonight!! The challenge tonight was for those who wanted to make a commitment to go to the next level and seek God's plan for our life. What an awesome way to end the night, and really examine ourselves and why we are here this week!! If it is not for the glory of God then it is just "hammering nails"!! Please continue pray for the weather here as it is HOT!!! Also, remember the block party tomorrow night and how it can impact this community. God, remind us we are blessed to be a blessing!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

South Carolina Night 1

Today has been a great day. Everyone is divided up into teams and ready for the 7:00 a.m. GREAT SEND OFF!!! During devotion tonight we discussed what our individual purpose and reason is for being here and how we think God can use that. Can't wait to see God's plans for the week and compare them to ours :). Everyone is winding down and heading to bed soon so we can be prepared for tomorrow!!

South Carolina World Changers Mission Trip Day 1

We appreciate ALL the prayers, we had a wonderful trip up and have just gotten settled in. We are heading to dinner then off to meet our crew and team for the week!! SO excited that we will be getting the opportunity to help host a block party on Wednesday evening at the church we are staying at this week. Please say a special prayer for this event and how it might impact the community!!