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Here are a few testimonies from this past summer UMT ministry!
Shengjie Chen - International Student from China
This was my second mission trip in U.S. and first one was VBS. But it is the first time I have discovered what is real meaning of mission. American did tons of mission trips everywhere but sometimes we just saw it as a trip rather than mission. When I was sitting with a black little girl and tried to involve her in our bible camp, I was thinking why we need to be here with these people. There nights later, when we ended bible camp in that black community the black girl asked me if I can go back with her. I said I can't but Jesus would be with us forever. Actually, at that time I really hope I can stay with her longer. I found she need love and the perceptual love is Jesus' love. I was touched by God that night and learned all we done was not for anything but for God's kingdom. We are supposed to love people because God love us so much. Whatever we do the most important purpose is to glorify God. So our mission trip is all for God's will. When I realized that I got the big motivation to do all my best to serve people and get works down. So mission is not limited to a one week trip but a lifelong thing you need to do for God. We should always keep God's mission in mind and share his love and gospel wherever we we and whatever we do. Now after this trip I began to reconsider my life and hopefully I can follow God's will and be a missionary one day!
Pam Hess - Step of Faith Ministry
It was a blessing to serve the people of the Atlantic City area through our partnership with New City Fellowship Church. In just one week we were able to get a glimpse of what Pastor Santo has committed to, as we took part in helping those in need. Our team was stretched, inspired and educated on urban ministry while remodeling, painting, clean and connecting with families through the evening Bible Camps. The "flexible and pioneering spirit' of many allowed the Lord to glorify Himself through the work of His children. We look forward to not only returning next summer, but also staying connected throughout the year.
The 4 UMTs we've hosted thus far from Greenville, SC, Cherry Hill, NJ, Baltimore, MD and West Orange, NJ were completely off the hook! 87 volunteers down, over 20 more to go! Here are some pics:
Summer 2011 Update
We had teams from Tennessee, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania. New York and New Jersey come to serve with us in AC. They didn't only hold Bible Clubs for children but they also shared the love of Jesus in deed as they painted walls, cleaned houses/church buildings, did repairs and so much more for low-income families in AC.
Please pray for us as we raise funds to purchase a bunk house to host future teams in the years to come. In the meantime, please enjoy the pictures we've posted from the summer of 2011!
CYA NEXT SUMMER!
Summer 2010 Update
Allow me to tell you the story of God's incredible work in AC through NCF.
Gospel ministry in word and deed:
Our vision of reaching out to AC neighborhoods through mercy ministry and children's Bible Clubs begins to become a reality! The week of July 18th, Covenant Pres. Of Cherry Hill sent an Urban Missions Team of 23 to help our little core group and other local volunteers to do Bible Clubs in two at risk neighborhoods in AC and rehab homes for Liberian and inner city folk as well as beautify a Chinese congregation's place of public worship. God?s hand is clearly seen by all involved!