The 3Gs of Missions

I recently returned from a four-day mission trip with the youth group at Harvard Avenue Baptist Church that I have been interning with the past few years. Here is a brief outline of what we did on the 3G Mission Trip:

  • Monday- worked out at the Arkansas Baptist Assembly Grounds outside of Siloam Springs painting, jackhammering, raking, and more to get the camp ready for the summer. 
  • Tuesday- drove to Oklahoma City where we packed 20-something pallets of food and school supplies at the Feed the Children Warehouse.
  • Wednesday- traveled to Tulsa to work at a Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and then play with and lead a chapel for the kids in the after-school program. After the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, we traveled to the Salvation Army Center of Hope, a homeless shelter in Tulsa, where we led another chapel service for about 30 of the residents.
  • Thursday- spent the day filling over 200 bags with leaves and doing general cleanup for senior citizens in Siloam Springs in association with Kind At Heart Ministries.

What’s great about this trip is that it’s cheap and easy to do and allows a lot of students to participate. It is always great to see the students work so hard and hear what all they got out of the trip.

On the Monday night of the trip, we did a worship service to set the tone for the trip. I gave a brief devotional thought on missions from Acts 8:26-40 entitled “The 3Gs of Missions.”

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