We both had an awesome weekend and wanted to share this with you! We had the chance to attend a leadership conference with some of our youth from Abundant Life Community Church at Cedarville University. It was a two day, one night trip that was designed to equip high school students with the skills needed to lead. It was a wonderful refresher course for us too though!
The picture on the left is of the chapel where the main sessions were held. The kids were all broken up into small groups to discuss each speaker. Each speaker only spoke for about 15 minutes and it really worked to keep their attention throughout!
The picture on the right is of the second day. The kids had the opportunity to learn and hear from multiple different speakers from different backgrounds. This smaller setting allowed for more questions and discussion.
We are hoping that this weekend will help to set a base for us and the youth within the youth group at Abundant Life Community Church. Please continue to pray for the youth as the learn and grow as leaders!
We love you all!
Benjamin and Rachel
Hello Everyone! We wanted to share a pretty awesome story with you all about what God is doing in the city of Cleveland.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any pictures. For this time, that is a good thing. It will all make sense if you keep reading.
Recently at Reaping the Harvest we have the privilege to baptize several whole families and individuals for the first time. 13 people in all, ranging from old to small. We were both particularly excited when our 3 regular youth decided to be baptized! We had been praying to see them baptized by the end of 2016, and they were!
In addition, we recently had a family that was baptized this past month. However, the father could not be baptized with the rest of the family due to his recent arrest. We aren’t going to go into too much detail due to privacy, but even in the midst of this families despair, God was still working. Our pastor had the privilege to baptize this individual while he was in prison this week, and we are actively praying for favorable sentence so that this man can rejoin his family. More than that, we can’t wait to see what God has planned for this man as he enters a new chapter of his life.
Obviously we cannot post a picture of the man or his family, as this whole situation is quite private and difficult at this time. We did want to share this story with you so that you can see that God IS working in the heart of our city.
We ask that you would continue to pray for Reaping the Harvest Ministry and us as we work in various ways with many different people. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us as we continue his work!