Student Summer Missions: ‘Parachuting’ into Washington state

Daniel Alexander, Luke Ellard, John Gleason, Dylan Holstead and Daniel Barnes are in Silverdale, Wash., for two months as part of a research and survey team for church planting.

Their work is a Parachute Project of the North American Mission Board. On its website, NAMB explains the concept of Parachute Project, “Like the name suggests, the teams will be ‘dropped off’ in the middle of a community for about eight weeks to engage culture and discover a plan of ministry based on what God is doing in the community and the team’s giftedness.”

In a post last night on Facebook, Daniel wrote: “Today the group explored Silverdale. We found the mall, a great park, some Arby’s, a skate park and a lot of very friendly people. We are still in orientation, learning as much as we can. Pray that we gain wisdom and understanding as well as learn to live with each other for two months!” More information is available on the Silverdale group’s Facebook page.

This is the first in a series of occasional posts of information about college students from Temple Baptist Church, Ruston, La., who are devoting much of their summer to mission work in various places. More will be posted about this group and others from Temple as information becomes available.

About Eddie Blick

I am a retired journalism teacher and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La. This blog is one of several that I created as outlets for my interests.
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