Summer is coming to a close, school is getting back in session, the routine is returning, and looking back over the past month, we rejoice at what God has done in and through this youth group. Much could be spoken of here, but there is little time. Let me simply say that we have experienced the Word of God through our Sunday night worship, through the leadership of our intern Brandy in the midst of the fun of our Wednesday night dive-ins, and in a powerful way as we were ministered to at Mission Fuge camp this year. Not only that, but we had the opportunity to love and serve the community of Greenville, SC, and in the process felt the impact of God’s work in transformative ways in the lives of both our students and leaders.
But now it is time to say goodbye to summer, and with that we must say goodbye to our intern, Brandy. As we do so, she wanted to share a few words with you:
Well First Baptist, I suppose it's time to say goodbye. This summer has been filled with lots of laughs, but also ministry opportunities as far as the eye could see. This is a summer that I'll never forget and I hope that I was able to be as helpful to you guys as you were to me. It's been great to work with you guys through Camp Hawkins, Vacation Bible School, and through the rest of the weeks. Thank you all for your hospitality, prayers, encouragement, and kindness. My prayer for you guys is that you would continue to shine as a light in this community, and that God would bless you. Sincerely, Brandy Britt
It is not only time to say goodbye, but it is a time to say hello. As we look toward the fall, we are being blessed with many opportunities to grow and minister here at FBC. First and foremost is through the Pray for Me Campaign, set to be launched on August 14. If you have not yet signed up to be a prayer champion for one of our students, let me strongly encourage you to do so. This is an incredible opportunity to support our students, bridge the gap of the generations, grow in your personal prayer life, and transform our church into the image God designed us to have. Let’s be a community of faith supporting one another in prayer and love.
And secondly, it is time to welcome our new 6th graders into our ranks! I have high hopes for this new class of students and the impact they are going to make for the kingdom as they take ownership of their faith and invest in and through this ministry.
I am incredibly excited for the months to come!
Soli Deo Gloria!