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Southcliff Sends Out Three Mission Teams During MLK Weekend — January 10th

by Stu Cocanougher, Share Strategy Pastor

At Southcliff, it is our goal that each member develops a missional relationship with the world.  One way which we do this is by participating in mission trip experiences.  This weekend, Southcliff will have three teams from three different generations sharing the love and message of Jesus in three cities.

 SAN FRANCISCO

Stu Cocanougher and Bryan Gilmore will be leading a group of 12 men who will be serving our partners in the San Francisco Bay area.  Most of their time will be spent doing repairs on the parsonage of Balboa Baptist Church in San Francisco.  We will also meet the leaders of our new SHARE partner, Bay City Church.  Pastor Eddie Williams will lead this new church plant which will begin meeting this March. 

This team leaves on Thursday (January 11) and will return on Monday (January 15).

 HOUSTON, TEXAS

Our Youth Girls Choir will be traveling to the Houston area this weekend to minister to families affected by Hurricane Harvey.  This group of eleven will leave on Friday night and will spend Saturday serving families at Pathway Church in Baytown, Texas.  Pathway Church is one of our Southern Baptists of Texas Convention church plants. Over half of the members of this young church were affected by the hurricane.  Many did not have flood insurance and lost everything.  Our girls will partner with Pathway Church to present a one-day “kids camp” so that parents can drop their kids off and work on their homes. 

On Sunday, the girls will help to lead in worship at the First Philippine Baptist Church of Houston.  They will return on Sunday evening.

 

PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS

Thirty-eight young adults, led by Justin Hiester, will travel to Port Arthur on Friday to serve alongside our Share Partner:  Outreach Port Arthur.  Even though Hurricane Harvey struck months ago, there is still a monumental amount of destruction in Port Arthur and surrounding towns.

Our young men and women will be doing disaster recovery work throughout the weekend.  They will share the love of Jesus by doing some dirty, difficult work while looking for opportunities to share the gospel.  This group will also return on Sunday. 

 

Please pray for all three groups as they seek to live out the gospel this weekend.