This week Summit Trace and two others churches joined together to do mission work all over Frederick county. Having just returned from vacation I was ready to get busy. Even though the churches were local (except for one from Mississippi) they decided to stay at one church and pretend as though they were away on a mission trip (kind of like a stay-cation). We shared meals together, worshipped together, and enjoyed Â each others company for three days.
I had originally intended to help with some of the VBS sites but was assigned to some construction sites instead. Whatever we do for the Lord, it is important to stay flexible. I worked with a man and three teenaged girls, where we painted, did some landscaping, and minor home repair. The weather was great, and we were able to really help some families.
What really brought my heart joy was how three different churches worked together without any concern for who was going to get “the credit,” or who was “in charge,” etc. The three churches acted as one unit whose desire was to help other people and to share God’s love. The three days ended with a carnival at a local church and many of the families who we were able to help were in attendance.
It is my prayer that this spirit of cooperation will continue in the years to come, and that this effort will grow. Next summer World Changers is coming to Frederick County and we will be able to experience this fellowship on a much larger scale. Please join me in prayer that this will grow and that many will be reached for Christ as the church works together in love.