A family planted flowers, pulled weeds and prayed for the residents of the home where they were serving. Another team cut firewood to be delivered to a family for this winter. Others worked in the hot sun to replace a roof. In the park, a volunteer taught a child about Jesus.
Others made preparations for a meal to be served to the community and workers at the church. Prayer walkers spoke with a young man who accepted Christ, one of 3 professions of faith. This is what Serve Day is all about.
On Saturday, June 20, 200 volunteers representing 16 Flint Hills churches arrived in Madison ready to serve. Months of prayer and preparation led to this day of service for Flint Hills Churches. Eleven teams serving Madison included bike repairs, hauling debris, guitar lessons, and computer maintenance. First Baptist Madison Pastor Gary Cargill and his wife Cyndi had been involved in the previous Serve Days and knew first-hand the impact volunteers have on a community. When individuals come together to share the love of Christ through their actions and words the results are powerful, the impact is immeasurable.
Serve Day was introduced to Flint Hills three years ago by Ridgewood Baptist Church from Forrest City, Arkansas. Pastor Carl Weatherford and his team joined Flint Hills Serve Day again this year and brought their Centershot Ministry to Madison. Centershot Ministry is an outreach ministry that uses the life-skill of archery as a tool for sharing the gospel. This
team has been faithful and instrumental in sharing Christ during Serve Day. Flint Hills continues to be extremely blessed to be in our partnership with Ridgewood Baptist Church.
Thank you to Gary and Cyndi Cargill, First Baptist Church Madison, to
the 11 team leaders, to Ridgewood Baptist Church and the many volunteers who served in Madison for Serve Day.
It was an amazing and blessed day!