Baltimore Day 4

Tuesday 7/17/18 was our second full day of Scatter Week with BBC. The day started at 7:00am with breakfast and morning devotions. Ben shared what he was learning from John 21 and read John 21:22, "Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!" It was a good reminder for us as believers to follow Jesus and not compare ourselves to others.

At 9:00am we arrived to the VBS park to help re-clean up and prepare the park. The difference from Monday afternoon, when we had left the park clean to when we arrived Tuesday morning was a huge difference. We cleaned up a large amount of cigarette butts,  broken glass, and other unsavory items from the grassy area next to the games and arts and crafts areas. About 20 minutes before camp started, Pastor George went out to talk to other neighbors and invite their children out to the kids camp.

More showed up to the camp today, some coming because they had been invited the day before. Wendy and I sat at the registration table signing up kids and talking to their parents or other adults that passed by. The kids participated in games and also had a time of singing a praise song and bible teaching where they learned about the fallenness of man. Praise God that more kids came to the camp today and that Baltimore Bible Church was able to have God honoring conversations and share the gospel with some of the children and their parents. Pray for the gospel work to be done and that lives would be transformed by BBC's heart to share the gospel with this community. 

We again had open air preaching and handed out gospel tracts to people in the Inner Harbor and Montdawmin station. The Harbor area was more difficult to talk to people, as they had either a "don't bother me" mindset or vacation mentality. Pray for God to transform lives and open these people's eyes to seeing how much they need Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

At the Montdawmin station (a metro/bus transfer point) I was paired up with a seasoned BBC member - first Jennifer and then Nelly. It was amazing to see their unashamed love and sharing of the gospel. They were bold in their approach but also graceful in turning a comment from the other person to a conversation about the other person's beliefs. Then they used that opportunity to share the good news of the gospel. This is a fast-paced, hard area to minister to, so please pray for safety and for the light of the gospel to go out and be sown as seeds into the community's hearts. Pray for continued boldness and resilience in sharing to reach these lost souls.

 

Photos from the day:

A balloon bear as one of many balloon animals made for the kids who attended kids camp today.

Arts and craft activity - sidewalk chalk drawing at the park with the kids.