Early each Sunday morning Daphne German and other members of the Hemley Rd church of Christ in Bayou La Batre, Alabama drive donated church vans all around the area picking up kids who are eager to attend church and Sunday school. By the dozens they come, Sunday a.m., Sunday p.m. and even on Wednesday nights they are there. They know they will be loved, taught about Jesus, and the right way to live… and be fed.
Bayou La Batre is a fishing community southwest of Mobile. Most of the residents are living way below the poverty level. But the children who have been touched by the people of the Hemley Rd congregation are full of hope. And, they need a leader. They need somebody to work with them this summer, to teach the Bible, to teach them life skills, and just to love them. Is that somebody you? Do you know a young man who might be interested?
The young man must have his own support. Last summer a young man was there for the summer and did a wonderful job. He was supported by his home church. They want and need a man who is able to teach the Bible, a leader, who is not afraid of hard work. If you know of such a young man who wants some experience as a youth minister, who is grace oriented and loves Jesus, please let me know. Or you can contact Mrs. Daphne German at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251.609.0448.
The folks at Hemley Rd church are wonderful people. Both the White’s Ferry Road church of Christ in West Monroe, LA. and the El Campo church of Christ in El Campo, Texas are proud to be partners in the gospel with them. If you have a chance to visit you will never forget them.
Why not ask your young people to pray regularly for the children of Bayou La Batre who need Christ, the love of others, and hope for the future? They need the prayers and your kids need the practice.
Finally, I know of no better place for your mission giving. Recently two generous congregations gave large gifts, almost enough for the first air conditioner for the church building, and another purchased a baptistery. What great blessings and answers to prayer! But the needs are still great. The expenses of running 3 vans each service, utilities, insurance, and food for the children and the food pantry…. and the list goes on. Will you ask our Lord if you should help too?
Thanks in advance for your consideration of this worthy cause for Christ and those He loves.
You might try recruiting via the campus ministers. http://www.campuscrosswalk.org/directory.html is a good place to start.
I’d also contact the church-affiliated colleges professors of youth ministry.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Jay, very good ideas. I’ll see what I can do.
Royce, you might try Atlanta Christian College. We have found some great young people there.
I’ll check it out. Thanks.