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Day 4

10 Jul

I apologize for not posting a major update yesterday, and to be honest I was just tired.

It’s been a full two days. Lots of work got done on the first day on the job, and I can say without any doubt in my mind that the weather this year has been better than the weather last year. The only real issue was some rain today that caused a delay in getting started at some job sites, but all in all it’s been cool and comfortable the whole time.

I’ve been fired and rehired no less than four times by the youth today for refusing to mount an expedition to Zaxby’s. We did however take the traditional trip to Walmart tonight to pick up forgotten necessities. Forgotten necessities actually turned out to be exhausted nonessentials.

Most everybody bought snacks.

Tonight at worship was the Concert of Prayer. Concert of Prayer is a night devoted entirely to prayer and worship, starting specifically with your group and expanding out in steps to pray for the spread of the Gospel throughout the entire world.

Four missionaries also were targeted through the evening, and their specific prayer requests were handed out on cards. There were prayer stations set up for each missionary and their area of ministry so that everyone could write down encouragement and let the missionaries know what they were praying for.

I’m attaching a picture that I managed to grab during worship. Please continue to pray for safety, endurance, and above all for the Gospel to be spread through our work!

Keep the encourograms coming!

In Christ,
Josh

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Better Encourogram link!

9 Jul

http://blog.lifeway.com/worldchangers/e-couragram-virginia/#gf_16

Day 2

8 Jul

This is going to be a relatively short update…we hit the job sites tomorrow and will be out all day.

Today the agenda was for all groups to meet their host churches. Each group’s host church is responsible for providing meals throughout the week at the job site. We we t to Sunday School and church with them and then had lunch before seeing our job sites.

We’re looking forward to the weather…the forecast says that it’s supposed to be 86 tomorrow and go down over the course of the week. I’ll take pictures of the job sites I visit and ask the youth to take pictures of each of theirs.

Don’t forget to send encourograms! Sass was feeling a bit under the weather earlier tonight but he’s feeling better now…still, continue to pray for him.

Lastly, here are some pictures from over the course of today. Kayla has made it her personal quest to take pictures of everyone on the trip while they’re sleeping, so at some point I’ll post those too.

Goodnight!

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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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We’re here!

7 Jul

We’ve landed safely in Roanoke, VA and we’re busy getting settled in. I’ll post some pictures of our lodging later, as well as links to where you can go to send us Encourograms!

Thanks for the prayers!

-Josh

World Changers…AGAIN!

3 Jul

Well, It’s been a year.

Winterville FBC is about to hit the road again for World Changers 2012 and we’re going to Roanoke, VA!

Check back here over the course of the week for photos and videos of the various shenanigans that I’m sure are going to happen, as well as daily blogs about how the trip is going and what Jesus is doing in the lives of our youth and the men, women, boys, and girls that they’re serving. I’ll also post the links so that everyone can send e-couragrams to our youth. These are delivered at the beginning and end of every day and are always a great pick me up for a youth who’s been working in the heat all day.

Thanks for all your support!

-Josh