Serve Medford day 4

Today we were able to serve in two of Medford’s parks. We spent most of our day trimming overgrown bushes and cleaning out playground areas. We were also able to have some conversations with those who were in the park and invite them to the Community Fun Night taking place on Friday.

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After a day’s work we challenged First Baptist Church of Melbourne, FL to an intense game of Kickball!

The Challenge…

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The Secret Weapon…

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The Aftermath…

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Serve Medford Reflection

I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:8-11

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Last night we were able to spend several hours in Harvard Square walking around the busy streets and enjoying our time together as a group on the beautiful and historic campus. It is overwhelming to see the number of people who are out and about; people who are walking their own ‘path to life.’ Unfortunately, most of the people in Boston do not know Jesus Christ and their path is leading to their destruction (Sheol). According to Psalm 16, the Lord leads believers on the ‘path of life’ and promises that in his presence ‘there is fullness of joy.’

Please pray for our team today as we seek to engage those in this community and share with them the hope, peace, and joy that we have found in following Christ. Continue to pray for Redemption Hill Church that is planted in a dark place, and yet ministering so well the good news of the gospel.

Also, the picture below is an engraved stone plaque outside the Johnston Gate (main gate into Harvard University, pictured above) and signifies the original purpose of the school…to train pastors.

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Serve Medford day 3

After a day of orientation, we were excited to start working. This week we are working with the Medford Parks and Recreation Department, helping to revitalize the parks and also seeking to engage the neighborhood with the gospel and information about Redemption Hill Church. This morning, due to the flood rains, we shifted our service to the local skating rink. We are attempting to paint the lobby and the rink. We were able to reconnect with a park worker, Leo, whom we worked with last year.

Here are a few pictures…

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