Forty-four middle and high school students chose to spend
their spring break serving others in Pennsylvania.
The Christ in Action student worship team of Hickory Grove
Baptist Church in Charlotte partnered with The Foundry Church in Wallingford,
Pa., to provide assistance and support to the Philadelphia area.
“This break will be different from normal,” said Ashley
Reed, 14. “But I think it’s worth so much more to spend my time reaching
out to people in need.”
Projects included serving at a food bank, a pregnancy
resource center, and clothes closet; giving food to college students, providing
coffee at a train station, and coordinating programs for the neighborhood
children and students.
Christ in Action, based on Matthew 28:19, is a student-led
worship ministry at Hickory Grove for sixth- through 12th-graders.
The ministry uses drama, dance and music to share the
The students presented the gospel at Swathmore College,
Drexel University and Widener University. While some students prayerwalked
around Swathmore College, others gave out coffee and informed people about
their upcoming concert there. They also used the coffee ministry to inform
people about The Foundry Church and opportunities to join in on the church’s
Easter celebrations. The students raised money for the trip through writing
letters to friends and families as well as a special coffeehouse performance.
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