World Changers 2012 – Day of Arrival

7 Jul

Welcome to the online documentation of Winterville FBC’s World Changers trip! Please keep your sleeves rolled down and boys and girls must stay in their designated hallways…boys are blue, girls are pink, so no purple, please.

I’ll start out with the story of how we ended up at James Breckinridge Middle School.

As recently as three days ago this trip didn’t look likely. Due to the major heatwave that struck the northeast, the vast area surrounding Roanoke, VA did not have power. The school we were scheduled to stay in didn’t have power. Gas stations didn’t have power. Ice companies didn’t have power. The city of Roanoke had actually set up cooling stations powered by generators for the general public to come inside and cool off from the heat before they had to be rotated out so that others could cool off.

Our alternatives to cancellation were slim. Calls were put out for every generator we could find, but there were still issues of ice and gasoline.

But, like God does when His children ask Him, doors were opened to us in a fashion that can be called no less than miraculous.

As opposed to a school with as many fans as we could find, we now have a fully air conditioned school to lodge in. We may be a little cramped, but the alternative is no air conditioning.

I think we’ll be fine.

We go to church with our host churches tomorrow. These are the churches that will be bringing us food on the job during the week. Pray for blessings on them…we couldn’t eat without them!

The theme for this year is The Pursuit, and we’re looking at the way that God relentlessly pursues us and ultimately proves His unfathomable love for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

If you’d like to send encourograms, which are free messages that are delivered every morning and night, you can do so here. The list of World Changers folks reads as follows:

Amanda Hill
Kayla Chambers
Chase Goldman
Brittany Huffer
Kyle Sartain
Lindsey Sartain
Hannah Murfin
Hunter McBride
Chris Redding
Heather Gheesling
Forrest Shealy
Tyson Beachum
Josh Mosley
Caleb Sass

Also, here are some pictures of our lodging! Hope you guys keep reading and checking up on us throughout the week!

In Christ,
Josh Mosley

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2 Responses to “World Changers 2012 – Day of Arrival”

  1. Shelby Burnam July 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    You guys are fantastic. I know you’re really going to be a blessing to Roanoke. I hope you guys have a great time and learn a lot while you’re there as well. I wish I could be there, but know that I miss you and am praying for y’all. Everyone be nice and don’t give Josh too much grief now (well, maybe a little grief is ok =P).

  2. Phil Wages July 8, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I’m so proud of all of you and am grateful to be your Pastor! I’ll be praying for you this morning in the worship service.

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