March 16, 2009
After the Sunday morning services at Carlisle Community Baptist Church, the high school youth from CCBC and FBCK setup a block party. The youth moved tables & chairs out onto the church parking lot. Some moved 3 basketball hoops into place while others setup a bounce house and multiple awnings for cover. Still others setup a grill for hot dogs, a cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, and snow cone machine. A few stood by the entrance road to the church and held up a sign welcoming passers-by to come enjoy the block party.
As people stopped, they were greeted warmly with music and smiles. Kids were treated to facepaintings and balloons. As conversations were struck we were delighted to see a relatively large number of people attending the block party from 2pm-5:30pm.
Around 4pm, one man and his wife struck up a conversation with Jay Leone about their Catholic background. Tim Dicken came and sat with them and presented the plan of salvation. The woman (Rita) was already a Christian but the man (Mike) had never opened his heart to the knocking on the door of his heart. But today was the day that God entered his life and changed it forever. Pastor Tim Tsoodle spoke with Mike and Rita at length and they agreed to come to this church next Sunday. Praise God!!!
Pastor Tim Tsoodle noted that four families said they would visit the church next Sunday, and another four families said they would like to join CCBC as their home church! Praise God again!
Pictures of the trip on Saturday and the block party on Sunday have been uploaded to: http://fbckeller.smugmug.com/Missions
God is working among the youth and adults on this trip. We can’t wait to see what He will do tomorrow. Please continue to pray for our efforts and actions here to be following the leading of the Holy Spirit every step of the way.