Coming Together as a Team
Service has always been in First Baptist Church of Westfield’s DNA. And the annual Youth Mission Trip is no exception.
“The 2019 Mission trip taught me how dedication can really create an impact,” said Jeff Morris, one of the youth members that went on the Youth Mission Trip at the Jersey Shore. “During the mission trip we were working at a place called Seeds of Service and the workers were so focused on what they were doing and getting it done well. This really set a mood and environment that I think made us better workers, and more dedicated too.”
Though the youth have traveled far for their mission trips to places like Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria or Oklahoma after many areas were destroyed due to a tornado, this year they stayed close to home in Manasquan, NJ.
Even though it has been many years since Superstorm Sandy hit our area, there is still so much work to do. In addition to working at Seeds of Service the youth helped impacted residents with clean up and assisted an animal sanctuary with painting.
Working together as a team instilled pertinent skills they can use in many areas of their lives. It was a great time doing God’s work and coming together in fellowship.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 tells us “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.”
Another way we come together as a team is through our Church Gathered Church Scattered program where we come together as a church and then we scatter into our community to give back. Please join us on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th as we go out into the community to benefit autism, food insecurity, seniors and more! Please contact the church office for more information or leave a comment here in the blog.
We are also collecting supplies to assemble 100 kits that will benefit disaster- stricken areas like the Bahamas through Church World Service. Items like soap, fingernail and toenail clippers, washcloths, toothbrushes, wide-tooth combs and standard size band aids are needed.
1 Peter 4:10
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.