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Kids Serving at Sayre Christian Village

Early this year, our friends from Sayre Christian Village came to visit with our kids in Uptown to share about their ministry. They shared about what they do, how they serve, and even gave us a sample of playing Bingo together. At the end of the night we were challenged to take home Sayre Bears (little banks) to collect our spare change. The kids loved the visit, but they looked forward to the challenge of collecting extra money to help serve the wonderful people at Sayre. Each week the children returned their banks and the money added up to almost $50. Then, two weeks later we took the kids on an adventure to Sayre to visit and also paint with those living there. Our kids loved meeting the residents of the facility and helping them make amazing works of art on poster board.
As we entered the Spring session of Oasis, we talked about ways we could serve again. Together, we decided on two ways. We gave the spare change we collected to Sayre to celebrate one person’s birthday. We also began working hard to deliver a puppet show to our new friends.
Finally, the day came and our hard work was ready to be displayed at Sayre. The children worked as a team to carry all of the needed supplies to set up the puppet show. Once our sound challenges were fixed, we took over the stage. Our puppets (nearly 30 of them total) danced and sang to three upbeat songs. The audience loved it, and even requested to hear the entire program again! So we did. In fact, we were told they loved our visit so much, they recorded our performance to be played on every TV in their facility!
We truly enjoyed our time at Sayre, greatly enjoyed working with them, and look forward to visiting again on our next Truth Traveler adventure!

~ Matt Lee

Serve the City Report

Due to my job working second shift, I do not get the chance to do many activities, especially on Saturday. I had not heard about Serve the City before, so I looked over the sign-up sheets and saw the opportunity to give free oil changes. I enjoy doing that, so I decided it would be worth getting involved. God has a way of leading a person toward their spiritual gifts. We all met that Saturday morning, at 8:30 am, for prayer and a short lesson on the blessings of serving the homeless and addicted community.

I was introduced to Chris, who had also signed up for this service. We entered a small Mexican community and went door to door asking them if they had a need for an oil change. The language barrier was difficult even though we had an interpreter. Due to this language barrier I was introduced to a world I had not known existed. God fearing, happy, energetic parents and small children with few complaints. A few were very receptive to our offer. After the supplies were gathered we were ready to begin the work.

We were able to meet and serve many wonderful people. I met a great lady in her seventies that acted like she was thirty. There was a mother of three whose husband worked seven long days a week to support the family. The air conditioner for her house and car did not work even after they hired someone to fix it. (If anyone can help with this please contact me.) Then I spoke with a gentleman from another country about how great God is. He gave me several high fives and a hug. Another gentleman had to wait an hour and a half, but he never complained and was very grateful that we took care of his car. Chris helped a lady with a broken window on her van. He was able to remove the broken glass and secure the opening with some plastic.

We were there until about 3:30 pm that afternoon and I would have stayed longer if we had not run out of supplies. One of the organizers said we were a blessing to this community. I told her I had to disagree, they were a blessing to us. I would recommend this event to everyone, you will truly be blessed!

Kevin Hickey

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