Kevin Mahaffy Jr. is a child of God, follower of Jesus, husband to Adriana, father to his two daughters, veteran youth pastor, author, speaker, novice painter, Yankees fan, readaholic, Starbucks junkie, Krispy Kreme addict, the 6th man in 1 Direction, and blogger. He also exercises a lot. But he eats a lot too, so you can't tell he exercises a lot.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Georgia Mission Day 2
Wow! What a day! This morning we had breakfast at 8am followed by small group devotions. At 10am one of our groups went to work at the Salvation Army, and the other 3 groups headed to the Boys and Girls Club. The group at the Salvation Army moved some donated goods. The others did their dance to "Who Am I?". We then spent another hour plus playing with the kids. Some of our students asked the children if they wanted to learn the dance we had done, and a lot of them did, so they taught it to them. So great! We also made balloon animals, did face painting, played basketball, parachute, football, and more with the kids. Every one of the team did great engaging with the children! We then went to Pastor Lenny's house where a group of 8 students practiced the "Everything" drama. We also played a little basketball and hung out until lunch - hamburgers and hotdogs. We then went inside and enjoyed the much-needed air conditioning and heard from a young married couple who is heading off to India as missionaries, and were challenged to be radical for Jesus by a friend of Pastor Lenny's named Sister Sherry. We returned to our dormitory at Toccoa Falls Christian College, and the team of 8 finished learning the "Everything" drama. At 5pm we loaded up and drove to Heart Ministries - a recovery home for women trying to overcome addictions. The kids were incredible! We did our dance and drama, and there was not a dry eye in the place! So powerful! We also had our first round of student testimonies. Saul, Grace, Kate, Daniel, and Natalia all shared and did excellent! So proud of them! MaryAnn Dantona then shared a word with the ladies and we ended with a beautiful time of prayer and lots of hugs. The ladies were so appreciative of our team coming. On the way home we stopped at Walmart to pick up some supplies and saw a gorgeous rainbow and an unbelievable sky filled with colors. Back at the dormitory we had dinner and read blog comments. Full day of ministry! More tomorrow!