Day 2 Sunday, July 24, 2011
We started the day early, as we needed to have the church ready for services by 8:00 a.m. We did not attend the services at Woodside Community, instead we had the opportunity to travel to
Brooklyn, and attend the Brooklyn Tabernacle. What an experience! We were blessed to hear the joyful singing of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, and a sermon by Pastor Jim Cymbala. The entire team was surprised by the warm welcome we received at such a large and diverse church. It was definitely a memory that will last a lifetime.
The remainder of the day was spent in preparation for the week to come. We had a two hour meeting led by Sam to refresh our minds on the different ways to present the Gospel, and then we had practice time. As the evening came to a close, we had our evening group time where we went over our day, and divided into small groups to pray. Each night we will be spending time in small groups praying for specific prayer needs that extend beyond our own mission trip. It has been neat to watch the team connect with each other, and more importantly God, through prayer.
The prayer focus tonight is
Parma Heights Baptist Church, and the greater area. We encourage you to join us each day in prayer for the specific prayer focus of the day. Please also pray for the team as we go into the Cleveland Bronx tomorrow. Pray that the team will be bold and shameless as they present Gospel to a hurting city.