Sunday, June 14, 2015


What a wonderful first day in Chicago!

We started the day by attending the 8am worship service at Christ Bible Church. Pastor Ford delivered a powerful message that highlighted God's design for family and challenged our students to be obedient to what God's Word says about family and marriage. We were blessed by the beautiful worship music and Pastor Ford's passion behind his preaching!

We then began our site seeing and enjoyed visiting The Bean and other sites at Millennium Park.

Afterwards we enjoyed lunch at Navy Pier...

And then headed to the Skydeck at Willis Tower! We were blessed with an incredible view of the city and students enjoyed a devo time by the Southside windows.

Then we went back to Sunshine where Joel gave an orientation about Sunshine Gospel Ministries and safety. Joel then began what I know will be a powerful, challenging, and exciting dialogue about God's heart for the poor and his heart for us.

We are now at the church where we will be staying for the rest of the nights. Students learned which work groups they will be in and will begin serving in those groups tomorrow morning! We had lights out at 11 and they are all fast asleep.

Thank you so much for your prayers! You can also support us by writing notes in the comments section on the blog! Your note can be specific to your student (which we will read out's so fun!) or a note to the entire team.

Keep praying for us!

Love from the 2015 Chicago Team!



Ang Loken said...

For ALL- Romans 12:4-5- Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Then keep reading the rest of Romans 12! We pray that God uses your gifts- known and unknown- to serve and shine for Him.
Col. 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Mom, Dad, Luci and Daylia

Damon Smith said...

So proud of you all. Have a great week. Miss you in MN Katie Smith.

Damon Smith

Anonymous said...

Hoping your having a good week, learning much. Proud of you all. Praying for you all.
Curt Swanson