The Youth Crew spent a week in Knoxville TN spreading the love of Jesus and it left a deep impact on the city and our kids!
Here are some highlights from the trip:
One day we went to bless an apartment complex by going door to door offering to take people's trash out; it was a simple outreach but it lead to us spending our next two evenings at their community park getting to love on the kids and we closed it out with a sweet worship night!
We also got to spend an afternoon serving the high school that Antioch Knoxville meets in. They can not open their doors for the new school year fully ready for students without the help of volunteers, and so they were incredibly thankful for our crew coming in to pain, clean and organize things all over the school. Our hope is that we can connect with Cary High soon to serve them in similar ways this year and invest right where we are!
Our students were so bold walking around the city praying for people at the mall, in parks and downtown. One student got a prophetic word for a specific woman that she was able to meet at the end of the last night of the trip, and this woman was so touched by God's love speaking through just a random teenager! God loves to speak through His kids and it was beautiful to watch even the youngest of our group hearing whats on His heart and sharing it with others on the team and people they met around the city.
The final night of the trip we got to help lead a lifegroup with Logan, the youth leader from Knoxville and it was a powerful night. Our team got to pray over all the local students, worship together and share testimonies from their week to encourage the kids of all God is doing in their city!
Every member of our team came home transformed by the love of God and filled with a fresh passion to love people in Raleigh and we can't wait to see what this new school year holds...
“For the Earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the seas.” Habakuk 2:14
We spent one week simply spreading the glory of God without distractions... and it was epic!