Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Junior Conquests!!

Posted by: Meg

Sunday Morning Church!! Church on the Street shared quite a church service with us yesterday morning. We arrived a little late for the adult Sunday school service at Church on the Street and were amazed with how they just immediately stopped the service to welcome us, give up their seats for us to sit, and asked if we could lead them in some praise and worship. They were so kind to us and really excited that we were there to have church with them.
In unity we worshiped God whole heartedly. It’s kind of funny because despite the fact that our service wasn’t always singing in perfect harmony, all together we still continued to praise God. It was an Amazing experience! The Lord’s presence was evident. After, we joined many of the disciples (people in the recovery program) of Church on the Street in the main service for lots of music, some dramas, and a great message by Pastor Walt. Meanwhile other Juniors helped out in children’s church with the younger kids making salvation bracelets and read bible stories together. It was quite a big morning for all of us. After eating some lunch we attended a street outreach where we had the opportunity to serve many homeless people food that were incredibly thankful for. We learned of many of their life experiences and were able to share our testimonies and even had a prayer of salvation with many of them. We as Juniors had a great time talking with these people who were in desperate need of our affection. Finally what we all had especially been looking forward to a hike at Papago Park one last time! We embarked upon a new mountain and worked together to overcome our fears of climbing. WOW!! HOW BEAUTIFUL! We have once again been able to see and really take some time to appreciate God's magnificent creation. I know for me as I stood at the very top of that mountain I was just completly overwhlemed with looking out over all and seeing the amazing detail and beauty of what none other but our God could have created. Praise God!!

As the sun set around us we gathered at the bottom of the mountain where Erik and Mrs. Stapleton led in devotions. Mrs. Stapleton challenged us to ask forgiveness for the conflicts that we have had in our lives. We wrote down the names of people that we needed to forgive and symbolically burned note cards in the fire. It was a wonderful ending to our night…and we were soon off to bed!


Blogger Juniors said...

MMmmm...let me just clarify (for some of our alumni)that yes the Juniors of '07 have definatly experienced the "Wonderful" Church on the Street food..and were glad to finally have some real veggies and Papa John's Pizza tonight in Flagstaff :)

Mrs. Lynch says HII!!! to ALL!

3/27/2007 4:18 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just wanted to write and say how very much I enjoyed seeing my juniors again! You have all grown up so much in less than a year, both physically and spiritually. I especially enjoyed hearing the different testimonies the students shared from Church on the Street! I think all came away enlightened and some changed because of the experience! We had a blast yesterday at the Tonto Natural Bridge! It is really beautiful, and although I knew the students would be burning off lots of energy, even I was unprepared for how much they hiked and explored. I believe they found places to hike and explore that have never been attempted before! God was good and kept everyone safe...just a few minor bumps and bruises. It was just awesome to see everyone again. Thanks to Mrs. Barnhill for making the day happen, and thanks to Coach and Mrs. Coach for grilling and having such servants' hearts! Love to all! Mrs. Lynch P.S. I was glad to see that you all made it to Flag. Did you see any elk?

3/27/2007 12:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

WOW! sounds like ya'll've had a blast! The mountains there really are amazing. ooo so you had a fire? I bet it's cold.

3/28/2007 12:03 AM  

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