Hey everyone this is Brionna. Detroit is so awesome. So, today well our group did serving evangelism. Which is where we go out and do work without getting anything back. Anyway, we met two people through that. One person was named Doris. We drove by her house and we all waved. She waved back. Doris had a great big smile on her face, so we stopped to talk to her. Her brother came out and he was in a wheel chair. It was very hard to understand him. ( also like me sometimes.) anyway her brothers name is Fred, he has some problems. He showed us some of his art work and it was so good!
We talked to Doris and Fred for like 30 to 45 min. They were just so happy. The next house we stopped at we saw three cute little grils playing outside. We went over to talk to them. Sorry, I am going to back up a little bit . (So I felt like God was telling me to slow down and let the Holy Spirit do the work to show us where God wanted us to be.) Anyway, we got out and walked to the side walk and there was an older person and a younger person in the car. The younger person asked us if we where going to take the kids and we were like nope.
The dad came out and one of the members in the group said, "Can we help you fix anything? The guy is like yeah”. So today we went back to the guys house and fixed the steps. Today there were two little girls there and I got to hang out with them. They are so cute.
One more cool thing that I am going to tell you, God gave me the chance to meet Diamond and we are great friends. She is so fun to be around!
Thanks and have a great night. Thank you all for your support. Thank you all for your prayers. Brionna Haag
Hey Y’all, as the people of Detroit would say, my name is C.J.. Today was another great day serving God in the city. We had a full day as always starting with daily devotions, then prayer walking our neighborhood, then putting on VBS for the kids of the neighborhood.
The day started the same as everyday of the week were we spend a couple of hours studying God's word and answering the tough questions that we find in scripture. We have such great discussion in this time and the students and leaders find themselves working together to interpret what God is calling us to do. After daily devotions we move into our time of morning ministry and today for our team it was prayer walking the neighborhood. Our team set out from the building and walked toward a park nearby, we met a woman there named Annette who was so willing to pray alongside of us. After praying for her we headed down a street that we had served the year prior and God was definitely calling us to go back down it and check it out. As we were walking down the street we were approached by someone named Joe that I recognized from last year that was somewhat of a distraction for our team so I was somewhat hesitant to make contact with him but our whole team felt led to talk to him and pray for him, we had a great moment praying with him and hearing him talk about his neighborhood.
After our prayer walk we moved into our time of VBS with the kids of the community, and it is sad that our time with these kids is winding down. Today's VBS went really well and the kids had a great time learning about what Jesus did for them when He went to the cross to wash away their sins. They are really catching on to the bible verse “If God is with me who can be against me”. David and I played a really fun game with them where they had to run and drop a bandana in a giant tic tac toe board that we made with hoola hoops, I really think they enjoyed that. All in all VBS was a great success today.
Thank you all for your continued prayer and support from back home, we are anxious to get back and tell the rest of the stories but at the same time I don’t think anyone really is ready to leave this place. God bless you all.