Summer is here, the heat wave is in full force (and has been for some time), school is out, Camp Hawkins and VBS are right around the corner, and our summer Dive-Ins kick off at the Ogden’s on May 31st. With those and many other things going on, we need some extra help, and so it is with great excitement that I get to take this opportunity to introduce you to our Youth Summer Intern, Katie Rowand! Let’s hear a few words from Katie.
Hello! My name is Katie Rowand and I’ll be the Summer Youth Intern working with Zach and the Rooted Ministry students this summer! I’m very excited about the work the Lord will be doing through me in this church and in Jesup! I come all the way from Grayson, Georgia, so I’m certainly not used to all these gnats (but I hear that dryer sheets will be of great use to me). This upcoming year I’ll be a senior at Georgia College in Milledgeville, where I’m studying Rhetoric and Marketing. When praying over this summer, the Lord brought the word “abundance” to mind. I anticipate seeing this word used throughout this upcoming summer season, as I’ve already seen it take place with the way this church, the students, Pastor Mike, Zach and his family and my host family-the Phillips, have abundantly welcomed me in and have given me a home away from home. I’m honored to be here with you and I look forward to partnering alongside you to be used for the Kingdom of God in honor of the glory that He deserves for the gift of His Son, Jesus.
In the few short days that Katie has been here, I have already noticed a maturity and heart for the Lord that will be a great benefit to us over the next few weeks. I would encourage each of you as you find time to welcome Katie in, invite her to lunch, to your home, to Cafe Euro (she’s another one of us coffee drinkers), and more. Let’s make her summer as much a blessing for her as I’m certain she will be for us!
As we enter the summer months, also keep this ministry in your prayers. Many of our students will be traveling, many will be out of pocket, and the summer is a great time for folks to recharge and refocus. Let’s pray that our students, and our church would take this time to glory in and find rest in Christ our Lord. Only there is water to refresh our souls that truly springs eternal!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Summer Dive-In Schedule:
June 7 - Camp Hawkins* July 5 - Teresa and Jon Scott
June 14 - VBS* July 12 - Gena and Joe Ierardi
June 21 - Lynn and Alan Jones July 19 - Sabrina and Eddie Thomas
June 28 - Margot and David Amann July 26 - M-Fuge*
August 2 - Joy and Lex Kenerly
*No Dive-In These Weeks & All Locations Subject to Change