Students from our church joined more than 150 students and their leaders June 23-29 for a PowerPlant national project in Pittsburgh, PA.
During the week, we spent our time surveying two neighborhoods, Point Breeze and Homewood, that surrounds Zoe Community Church. We learned what being “On Mission” really means throughout the week: Becoming personally involved in meeting the needs of others while sharing the love of Christ. Each morning we had training sessions on church planting and evangelism and closed the evening with the Gathering (a time of singing, praying, teaching and hearing testimonies of God’s activity during the day). On Tuesday night, we saw some of the sites in Pittsburgh, the highlights were eating at Joe Mama’s and riding the Incline.
Thank you for your prayers! It was a challenging week for our students. Going door to door in an area that has the highest crime rate in Pittsburgh can be a little alarming! I was very proud of our students’ work – they were awesome! Many of them requested that we organize some survey work in our community so that we can better know the needs of our area, and how the church can better meet those needs – hopefully we will be doing this on Wednesdays after youth during the summer.
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