Dear Church family,
The summer has begun with many of our churches having Vacation Bible Schools in the month of June. This is a great annual time to reach the children in our area with the Gospel. For many of these children, it will be their only contact with a church for the entire year. Please pray for the workers and the children during the VBS weeks. Let us know when you will be having VBS at your church, and we will help promote it in our online calendar. If you are a VBS director, please be sure to send us your VBS report (available on crossnet.com) so we can celebrate the results with you and in our publications.
Disaster Relief work via Send Relief to Puerto Rico continues as we enter a new hurricane season. Approximately $50,000 has been used to aid the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico through our mission teams that have been deployed. We have had 14 deployments from November – May mobilizing over 150 Volunteers. We have two scheduled trips coming up and more to come (see below). You do not need to be DR certified to participate although that will be a plus: email Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the CrossNet Baptist Office at 423-476-5493 if you are interested in participating in a Puerto Rico trip.
Trip 15: June 23-29, team of 16 led by Lawrence Cotton (Bellefounte)
Trip 16: July 22-28, team of 10-15 led by Eric Atkins (New Friendship) OPEN SPOTS
More trips to come
Ocoee Outreach has started for 2018. If you are interested in serving as an Equipment Runner or a Lunch Runner for a week, please call the CrossNet office. We are also in need of Gatorade/Powerade mix, bottled water, snack cakes, Clorox/bleach, as well as paint brushes/rollers. Donations may be dropped off at our office. Please pray for all the Mission Teams coming this summer and for each home, family and child we will encounter with the Gospel. If you are interested in having Ocoee Outreach help your church this summer, please contact Randy or Natalie at 476-5493.
Many of you are participating in our Live2Tell initiative. One of the most essential elements of this Evangelism/Discipleship Initiative is Prayer. How can we expect to reach those that are far from God if we are not lifting them up in prayer by name? There is a free online tool that has been developed that will help you create your own personal mission field by daily praying for 5 of your neighbors by name! You and your church can sign up to be a LIGHT by going to www.tnbaptist.org/pray4tn and follow the prompts. You will be able to pull up the names and addresses of your 100 closest neighbors. For more information about Live2Tell please call our office or visit live2tell.crossnet.com.
In His Grace,