Thanksgiving at the Backyard

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Through Jesus, we have accomplished the Thanksgiving dinner for the backyard church community. We had quite some kids and parents from the apartment complex. Our church served with many great thanksgiving food. I made friend whose name is Mohammed from Iraq. He had just moved to the U.S. about 7 months ago as a refugee due to war.  It was great talking to him, and hopefully I can invite him for Ultimate frisbee or other outings. I know he’s Muslim, and I respect that. I just hope I can build relationship with him. 

Even though the event was not what the team and I envisioned, still it turned out great. I realized that, it’s not always our vision that we should settled for, because who knows, it’s probably God’s vision!!

I love the kids. We are building more and more relationship with them. One time they asked for a hug. I don’t know about you, but that was just joy to me. At the end, we played musical chair with the kids. I know they had a great time. It’s a game where they love playing. 

May God be glorified through all of this. It is because of Jesus that we’re able to serve, give thanks, serve, and just love. May God continue to guide us through this backyard ministry.

Did you know, I kinda enjoy walking around the apartment complex, backyard of the church. It’s scary, but it’s exciting to know where all of them live. 

Please pray that we’re able to host a mini event (operation Christmas) in December to provide gifts for these children and share the spirit of Christmas what it’s truly all about! 





One thought on “Thanksgiving at the Backyard

    sam said:
    November 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I believe that you heart is in the right place. Keep the light burning and God will lead you further where you might not have ever dream off.

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