DIFFERENCE MAKERS 2018
The Shiloh students devoted their last weekend in June to live life on mission and serve in the communities of Cincinnati! Every day they opened in worship, served faithfully, connected with the community, grew deeper in faith, and learned what living life on mission truly looks like. Follow along with their week below and learn how you too can live a missional life.
To start the week, the students began their serving at State Avenue UMC. The students led a bible school for the children of Price Hill in three different ways: worship and bible story, crafts, and games.
In the evening, speaker Kristi Tatro described how God shaped her life, even when she had other plans. Kristi shared her experiences on international and domestic mission trips and the importance of living a missional life.
The Shiloh Youth continued their mission week in Sayler Park. The students helped landscape a sister church, Eden Chapel, as well as the Sayler Park CRC and Sayler Park School.
In the evening, speaker Adam Simmons shared his experience of growing up in a Christian home, finding redemption from sin, and living in accountable relationships with other Christians and God.
DAY 3The students served at Delhi Middle School (some of them their alma mater) doing landscaping, mulching, and yard cleanup to help prepare for the school year. After serving, all of the Shiloh students met at Overhill Swim Club for a night of fellowship. In the evening, speaker Carlos Sanchez shared his life story about struggles with depression, giving his life over to God, and how to live genuinely and faithfully.
Wednesday Morning Worship – Inviting the Holy Spirit to come in and bless the day!
Most of the students returned to State Avenue to continue serving at VBS, and the rest of the students worked on restoring a Price Hill home with Habitat for Humanity. The Shiloh youth continued to make connections in Price Hill and praying over the families in the community.
In the evening, speaker Emma Jenkins described her journey as a Christian, as well as her struggles and strength to share her faith through social media.
DAY 5Half of the students served at Delhi Park doing honeysuckle removal and nature restoration, while the other half of students served with Price Hill Will by mulching a playground. Although this was difficult work during the hottest day of the week, the students pushed through to complete their projects! In the evening, Tym house shared testimony about continuing to live life in missions. Thank you to the House family, adult leaders, guest speakers, Ignite Worship Collective, and to everyone else who made this week so successful. You are truly the hands and feet of God!
I saw God during the mission trip through all of my friends being so happy and just getting to see them each grow in their faith and love for the Lord--especially seeing those on their first mission trip. They all had a servants heart and the kids at State Avenue had such a wonderful time learning about Jesus. It was such a reminder of God’s amazing work. It was truly God working through all of us to pour His love into those kids and into each community we went to.
We can each continue in mission by simply putting ourselves second. Doing mission work does not mean that you have to leave your community, or even going on a mission trip. By just being the hands and feet of God, sharing the Word and just by putting yourself second allows you to live your life on mission!