Mason Dixon Baptist Church from New Freedom, Pennsylvania, brought 20 people and Connection Christian Church from York, Pennsylvania, brought 39 people to Urban Hope a few weekends ago.
Both teams grew as they were pushed out of their comfort zone and experienced Christ in new ways. The weekend was frigid cold but they had great attitudes and were hard workers. They got to do homeless ministry under Kensington Avenue, help with Urban Hope’s youth program, go throughout the neighborhood installing smoke detectors in homes, and did a great deal of work in Urban Hope’s youth center helping get it ready for launching the new Sunday kid’s program “Super Kid City.”
Here are a few written testimonies from the weekend:
Wesley Sechrist: “God taught me how important it is to be relational with people. Jesus didn’t come to be served, he did serve, and that is what I want to do when I get home.”
Lauren Pratt: “As a leader, serving both the people of Philadelphia and of our youth ministry, brought out in me a confidence that could only come from Christ.”
Valerie Acito: “God really put it in my heart that there’s no time to waste in sharing His Word. I really feel like I may have wasted some opportunities in sharing or even just praying for them. Urban Hope has shown me you can always take the first opportunity to help someone.”
Zach Galemore: “God has continued His work through my teen discipleship. This trip has helped to solidify the need to guide and walk with our youth, in the hope that they would then disciple the next generation!”