Summer Christian Service Corps (SCSC) team “Render” sent out their midpoint status letter on Sunday July 7, 2019. This team of dedicated service workers consists of Vanessa Ormsby from the Toronto, Canada Seventh Day Baptist Church and Collin Green from the Milton, WI Seventh Day Baptist Church. Following nearly 2 weeks of training, the team arrived June 20th and will be with our church until they leave July 21st. Their team name, RENDER, is based on Psalm 116:12-14: “What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, I will call upon the name of the Lord, I will pay my vows unto the Lord.”
Here is the status letter they sent out:
Dear Friends and Family,
Greeting to all of you in the name of our matchless Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We thank you for your continued support, both financial and spiritually, as we continue to serve here at the Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church in Ohio.
The first few weeks of our service have been rather productive. We hosted a Bible club for the community of Summit Ridge; the theme was “The Great Treasure Hunt.” Though we began the week with only a handful of kids, we doubled our numbers by the end of the week. Those who participated had an excellent experience, learning through crafts, games, and treasure hunts that the true treasures of life are those which can be stored up in heaven.
For our second week on a project, we went out to Camp Joy in West Virginia, serving alongside other Seventh Day Baptists at their junior camp. Attendance topped out at 21 campers and we served them in a variety of ways. Vanessa’s helped out primarily with Crafts and Collin with Recreation, but we also helped the with campfire, vespers, and table graces. The children spent the week learning about God, creation and the Old Testament, trying to memorize them. Overall, the highlight of this week was seeing the courage and willingness of the children to learn and try new things.
We are now preparing ourselves for two additional weeks of Bible clubs in other areas around Pataskala. As we go into the next few weeks, we ask that you continue to lift us up in prayer. Asking God to restore our energy, as well as guide us and bind us together as a team. We have stepped into this summer by faith and continue to walk in faith.
We hope to see you all soon,
Team Render (Psalm 116:12-14)
Vanessa Ormsby (Toronto SDB) & Collin Green (Connecting Church, Milton SDB)