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Mary Ansley recently graduated from Siegel High School as Valedictorian. We wanted to share her speech with you because it will be sure to bring you a chuckle and a smile!
Here is Dr. Chitwood’s service team, they are all geared up to start hitting the streets and helping the needy. They can’t contain their excitement!
To prepare their hearts and minds for the task of serving in various parks, hospitals, non-profits, churches and retirement homes, the young adults spent time each morning in devotionals meditating on how God’s Word can impact their lives so that they can impact other people’s lives.
Dr. Chitwood’s team had the opportunity to serve at the non-profit organization, Bibles for China. They were able to assist the organization with cleanup of the facilities. This was a large blessing to the organization because so much of their focus is placed on their mission of sending Bibles in Mandarin/Cantonese to China, a country notorious for being opposed to their citizens embrace of Christianity and religion in general.
Another area that this team served was in a local retirement home. Here the youth were able to entertain the residents with sing-a-longs and exercise routines. This allowed the staff to catch up on paperwork and other overdue projects. The residents seemed to really enjoy the blast from the past with some of their favorite old songs!
And of course… there is ALWAYS dentistry to be done!
At the end of the week, the youth were exhausted (and so were the adults!) but they were so blessed to have been given this opportunity to reach out to the areas of need in the Memphis community. Many people felt the love of God through the service of His Church as they answered the call to serve!
Last week, Dr. Chitwood, his family and several of our patients traveled to Memphis, TN, as part of Belle Aire Church’s youth outreach to the area. There were quite a few opportunities for the youth to serve the Memphis community: Park clean-up, delivery of coloring books to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, service in area retirement homes just to name a few! As these young adults followed Christ’s call to serve, they saw lives changed around them and God’s love shown through them.
The young people were divided up into service groups with leaders and co-leaders. They stayed with these groups for devotionals, service projects, and for fun!
It was a fantastic experience for these young people to serve as Jesus Christ’s hands and feet in the area. Not only were the people in the community ministered to on this mission trip, but the young adults who took part were also touched as they stepped out in faith to serve the needs of the people around them!
Stay tuned for the second installment of the events from the “undeSERVEd” outreach!
Check out a few more photos from the trip: