FC: Inner City Missions | Newark, NJ | Ragan Moore Honors English IV Mrs. Blackwelder
1: SERVANTS | A group of 40 youth and adults set out on a mission to show others a servant'''''''''s heart. The Lord blessed our trip tremendously because serving is exactly what we did!
2: Home Sweet Home | Newark, New Jersey
3: Cots were our beds for the week. They were everything but luxurious; however, we were there to serve and in the end we served more than we slept. | Our home for the week was stationed at The Salvation Army- Iron Bound location.
4: Starting out at Urban Ministries, our team set out to rebuild this fence. We began by cleaning the area that was around the broken fence and later leading to the completion of the fence. | The Fence Project
5: "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve..." Mark 10:45
6: When beginning the big fence project, we had to use a jack hammer to bust up the concrete for us to be able to put a new wooden fence in its place. | Out of the week that we were in Newark, NJ, it took only three complete days to clean, prepare, and construct the new fence; however, there were NUMEROUS Home Depot runs!
7: Our Fence | As Christians we don't straddle the fence; we build them!
8: Doing a little yard work | Trimming the bushes outside of Urban Ministries
9: Finished Product
10: The sketch of a mural that was put on the outside of a Salvation Army location in the inner city of New Jersey | 1. | 2. | 3. | A work in progress
11: The Sketch that lead to | a masterpiece Mural | 4.
12: Seeing the joy in the kid's eyes when they purchased what they needed touched so many of our mission team's hearts.
13: Shopping Spree | Taking children from the Salvation Army locations on an 80 dollar back to school shopping spree.
14: On Wednesday night we hosted a Barbecue Dinner for all four Salvation Army locations we served throughout the week.
15: A worship service followed the meal, as well as, a skit and a lesson taught by my mentor, Jim Shields | God is GOOD.
16: "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:10 | Inner City Children
17: Throughout the week we were in New Jersey we met many children and teens. They each had a sense of excitement when meeting people all the way from North Carolina.
18: My Mentor | Jim Shields | "Some people make the world special just by being in it. "
19: Jim Shields was my mentor throughout my senior project experience. He guided me through the in's and out's of how an inner city missions trip works. In addition, he showed me about how harsh life can be for people living in the inner city. He has been my youth minister for the past six years, and I couldn't have chosen a better mentor for this project. He has years of experience in working in inner cities, along with the passion of leading youth to Christ and out into the mission field to serve.
21: My mission in New Jersey may have ended, but my experience there has forever changed my heart. | Glory to God
22: "Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me" John 12:26
23: "Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16