Welcome to our blog from Gracie Rowell and Keagan Green, the most normal people in the group. Today we woke up to the smell of Gracies bacon ( which Mrs. Stephanie hates but we like her anyways), ego waffles in the toaster, and the best pot of Folgers coffee this morning. The first message was from Pastor Telson about the meaning of being a church planter and how we can become church planters back at home or anywhere. He gave us many examples of different people in the Bible who ministered in and outside the church, but would still be considered church planters. Mr. Telson message was so long that he even felt the need to bribe us with donuts to stay awake during the message, which worked in some ways!
Then we began our fourth canvasing this week as Gracie, Brandon and mom ( Stephanie) and me became amazing Samaritans and saved a small dog from a busy street. After we heroically saved her dog we invited her to the church. During this same time Bekah, Pastor Andrew, and Maria talked to a Catholic woman who accepted the invite and seemed interested. After a gruesome 3 miles we came back to the house and ate lunch.
The 2nd message of the day was from the one and only Andy Gleiser who discussed why we still continue the battle with sin even if we are saved with grace. Then as nodding heads and batting eyes were afoot he gave us the 3 points on why we continue to fight with sin. They were New Lord, New Loyalty, and New Life. During our study of romans 6 we learned the how and why we should battle our sin even when we are saved by Grace. As we piled in to JimBoy (the Van) and traveled to Idlewild Park and played volleyball with the Telsons and Gleisers. We walked around the park and gave out some more information about the upcoming new church plant Living Hope in Reno and some accepted the cards.
After we left the park we made our way to California as we just passed the sign and then turned around to see Reno all lit up. We then came back to eat some of Gracies German Chocolate Poke cake in which all of the adults said they would get fat off of. Then we settled in to play serval rounds of mafia in which Mr. Matt and Gracie eliminated everyone on multiple occasions. This was typical behavior of Mr. Matt but know one expected Gracie to be such a ruthless eliminator! After Gracie so "rudely" eliminated everyone we decided to play among us and to settle on for the night. Overall Day 5 was an immaculate day filled with lots of up hill walks and delicious food.
Signing off the best blog writers ever the chef Gracie and Keagan.