Humbly Serving Seamark Ranch
By God’s grace, a team of 21 Green Pond and Highland’s youth and adults went down to the Jacksonville, FL area this past week to help serve Seamark Ranch. Our goal for the week was to follow the call found in Phil 2:1-11 to humbly serve others so they could see and know Christ’s humble service on the cross for them. Although it was hot and days were long, each job we were tasked to do was completed with a humble spirit and with a joy to serve.
Though our work was mostly physical work (i.e. weeding, cactus removing, fence building, duck and rabbit cage removing and remodeling, and more weeding) we saw good spiritual fruit in the lives of those we were serving and in our own lives as well. One of the highlights of the trip was Wednesday evening, our second to last evening there, where we gathered our team with the boy’s home and girl’s home families to share a meal, play football, and then worship and hear from God’s Word together. We had over 35 people singing worship to God and hearing from His Word!
We were blessed to spend time with the kids there and humbly share our hearts and lives with them for Christ’s sake. We had many great conversations with the Seamark kids, who are open to the gospel and their personal fears and doubts. We made many efforts to show and explain to them the love and gospel of Christ. Please join us in praying for them–that even though we have physically left Seamark, the Holy Spirit would continue the work of salvation in their hearts and homes and that God would be using our example as an arrow pointing back to Him and His humble, sacrificial love for them.