On Saturday morning, we had a great time serving alongside of First Fruit Ministries. This amazing organization is dedicated to feeding, sheltering and caring for those in need. Our young people were very excited about getting to participate with this ministry again this year. They cheerfully and diligently handed out food and Bibles, prayed with people waiting in line, moved heavy equipment, and did every task asked of them. The hearts of many people were touched by their prayers, encouraging words, smiles and acts of love.
After four hours of serving at First Fruit Ministries, we headed to the beach where we swam in the ocean, played volleyball and foursquare, fed seagulls and enjoyed laughing together.
Later that evening, we went to the mall and divided into groups for our "Treasure Hunt." Each group had a list of 10 things they had to do. We had fun finding people to bless and encourage.
At the end of the evening, all of the groups ended up in the food court of the mall singing Christmas carols. The people eating thoroughly enjoyed listening to our young people sing and applauded them and asked for an encore when they were done. The atmosphere in the mall was changed that evening through their love and joy.
On Sunday morning, we were able to minister at Morningstar Church in Wilmington. During the service, the pastor invited our youth to give encouraging words to people in the congregation and at the end of the service we spent time praying and ministering with everyone that wanted prayer.
It was a fun weekend watching the young people from the two different HEAR His Heart groups embrace each other and seeing new friendships form.
We had a blast being able to minister with some awesome organizations and to be able to share God's heart of love wherever we went.