For several weeks, we spent time prayer walking The Trails of Oak Creek asking God to love on the families of this neighborhood and to open our eyes to ways we could share His good news. We received support from the apartment manager to begin an outreach program within the complex.
Then, on Saturday, June 3, Discover Point celebrated DISCOVER FUN for the first time, and it was an amazing day. The children and parents seemed "to come out of the woodwork" (as one of our guys said). We gave away snow cones and ice waters. We played kickball, basketball, soccer, corn hole and other games. There were crafts and sidewalk chalk.
Later, we invited them to join us for a story about God's love for them and a prayer. And as we were getting ready to clean up, we also prayed for Emily Gass as her team is off for three Bible Bowl tournaments and a run at a repeat National Championship. The cool thing, the kids joined us to pray for her too!
We headed back to The Trails of Oak Creek on July 8 and August 12 with more Discover Fun events and relationship-building activities. Our goal is to establish a relational beachhead in this neighborhood for potential breakthrough of the kingdom of God. Discover Fun is not just about this summer, it extends into a long term relationship with the community.
We are excited to see what God is doing and how we get to be a part of it!