Back to NewsMarch 2012
For the second year in a row (watch last year's video ) the Student Council has organized a missions trip through Children’s Bible Fellowship to New York City. Paul Sweeney, missionary with CBF, oversees “Project Genesis” a ministry that focuses on getting groups connected and engaged with inner-city opportunities. Jeff Mohl, an inner-city missionary and church planter, aids Paul in orchestrating the different groups.
Between March 29th and April 2nd, 13 students and one staff sponsor will be immersed in NYC culture for the sake of the Gospel. While their host locations, Camp Hope (for the mentally/physically challenged) and Camp Joy (for inner-city), are just outside the city, the team will travel to Pastor Jeff’s local church in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx as their daily launch out point.
Ministry over these five days will consist of providing food, care packages, and clothing for the homeless. In addition, the team will assist in the children’s ministry during church on Sunday, street evangelism, music ministry, and various outreaches organized by Pastor Jeff and Paul.
Team leader and student council president, Eric Tucker, shared that “the goal will be to share the Gospel, connect people to the local church, encourage the believers of the church, and to make team members aware of Camp Hope, Camp Joy, and Pastor Jeff’s church as ministries to partner with in the future.” He then clarified, “this is in no way a tourism trip. We will be engaged in non-stop ministry.”
Some Quick Facts:
- Each team member raised $325 in support to cover expenses.
- The student body provided the money for the content and facilitated the packaging of over 100 care packages.
- The campus family raised enough money to send over 2,000 Bibles with the team to distribute ($60 per 100).
Take time now to select one of the team members below to pray for over the next several days and let them know by posting it on the ABC Facebook Page. Also, you can follow the team on the Student Council Facebook page.
- Gary Ring (staff sponsor)
- Eric Tucker (trip leader)
- Jonathan Lorch
- Chad Eade
- Leslee Easter
- Kellie Javins
- Sam Roderick
- Josh Yerkes
- Cody Snyder
- Jon Miller
- Shawn Murnahan
- Brittany Lasorella
- Kacie Mills
- Kaitlyn Johnson