Our summer has been explosive!
Last Sunday night several CCC teenagers and a few adults enjoyed fireworks after worship music, snacks, and spontaneous games at the Great American Family Picnic and Fireworks hosted by Bellevue Baptist Church.
That wasn’t our first picnic of the summer. A couple of weeks earlier, CCC joined Northeast Side Church of Christ for a few hours of cooking and eating and praying and playing. About a week and a half later, the two churches had a joint worship time. These first steps of living the unity of Christ together have been God-glorifying and soul-enriching experiences.
Yesterday a few of us helped with a summer camp hosted by Raleigh Community Church of Christ. We enjoyed interacting with children. The afternoon fun played into the overall work of the camp that positively influences children in the name of Jesus.
We also were blessed to partner with Jacob’s Well recently in their homeless outreach called Compassion Party on the Road. We prepared sacks of food and delivered them to homeless Memphians. In addition to several CCC adults and teenagers, a couple of younger children participated. When we delivered meals, we didn’t just give and run. We engaged in conversation with the food recipients. We listened to their stories and offered to pray with them. I was pleasantly surprised when eight-year-old Lucas asked a homeless person, “May we pray for you?” Then we circled up, and Lucas said a beautiful prayer. I so enjoy witnessing young people reaching beyond their typical comfort zones to bless and to be blessed.
Next week some of us will partner with Sycamore View Church of Christ for a week of summer camp.
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