BOUNCing Out of Waco and Summer 2017


And that’s a wrap in Waco and for Summer 2017.  We are impressed by the work that was completed by our BOUNCERS and proud of the mark they have left on this community and its residents.  We want to thank Cristoval Baptist Church, Crossroads Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church Lampasas for participating and serving with us this week.  Our BOUNCE staff hopes you all have safe travels back home, and that you would continue serving even after this week.

This week would not be possible without the work of our coordinators and partners in the community.  We would like to thank Aaron Austin for his work as Mission Coordinator, as... [continue]

Looking Forward to Seeing BOUNCERS Continue at Home


BOUNCERS are moving right along at their worksite.  We continue to have media coverage, which helps spread the word, not only of the gospel, but of the need for service in this community.  Our participants have been noticed by neighbors and others in the community, and our hope is that this work would continue even after BOUNCE is gone.

Worship this week has also been exceptional.  Our BOUNCE staff enjoys joining in worship with our participants, listening to them sing, read scripture and pray during the service.  It has been a great way to wrap up each day of work.

As we wrap up this week and the summer, we look forward to... [continue]

BOUNCERS Worship in Waco


Wednesday in Waco saw some help from our BOUNCE staff today! Some of us went out to worksites to help teams with some roofing projects.  It is awesome to see our staff working side by side with our BOUNCERS. 

Tonight at worship, BOUNCERS participated in a Concert of Prayer.  This is a time when students and student leaders have the opportunity to worship through guided prayer for their neighbors and friends.  This is one of our favorite nights, and we love to hear the testimonies of both students and student leaders alike about how they have gone back home to minister to the “least” in their schools, churches, and communities... [continue]

Go Time! in Waco


Participants had an early start as they met at 7am after breakfast for GO TIME.  This is an opportunity for our BOUNCE staff to commission these participants as they go out and serve with the love of Christ.  BOUNCERS circled up and Aaron Austin, our Mission Coordinator, prayed over the teams as they begin work this week. BOUNCE staff joined in prayer and waved bye as teams left for their worksites.

Tonight at worship, our BOUNCE offering was collected.  The offering this year is supporting the Missionary Adoption Program, and will be used to buy a small river boat for indigenous Brazilian Amazon missionaries!

Local media has... [continue]

BOUNCERS With a Servant's Intent


Our last mission of the summer has started off well! All churches arrived safely and without incident to Waco, Texas this afternoon.  BOUNCERS are checked-in and ready to serve the community through rehabilitation projects this week. 

BOUNCERS participated in BOUNCE Bash this afternoon, which included meeting the staff and spending time learning the BOUNCE guidelines through a game of Kerplunk! Later, we gathered for worship and heard from our Worship Speaker, Aaron Austin.  He challenged the participants enter the week with the intent to serve, just as Jesus did on earth.

Be in prayer for a good night’s rest as BOUNCERS begin... [continue]

BOUNCing Into Waco


BOUNCE is in Waco for the last week of summer missions.  Our BOUNCE staff is excited to welcome participants this Monday. We are ready to see Christoval Baptist Church of Christoval, First Baptist Church of Lampasas, and Crossroads Baptist Church of The Woodlands! Columbus Avenue Baptist Church is hosting 60 students and student leaders this week. 

Our coordinators this week include Aaron Austin as Mission Coordinator and Worship Speaker, Charles Carroll as Construction Coordinator, and Scott Rhodes as our Local Logistics Coordinator.  BOUNCE collegiate staff includes Dan Hassell, Jordan Pitman, Amy Prentice, and Isaac Childs. ... [continue]

BOUNCing Out of Jennings


That’s a wrap here in Jennings, Louisiana! Our teams finished all of their projects, receiving more than just sunburns and sore hands.  Through their service this week they have received blessings from the residents and communities here. 

One resident was moved to tears today as she returned home from work to see her finished house.  Lake Arthur resident Victoria and her seven month old received a new roof and paint job to their damaged house.  She was very grateful for the work of our BOUNCERS and will continue to share her store of restored hope to her coworkers and neighbors.

This week could have gone as smoothly without our... [continue]

BOUNCERS Don't Neglect Their Neighbors


BOUNCERS continue to tell us their “Wow Moments” and share their stories of love and encouragement to the residents of Jennings.  Today, one team helped a family push their car out of traffic in order to fix it.  Other teams have stories of decisions being made by residents and participants alike.

Tonight at worship, Eric Martinez our Worship Speaker, had students and adults volunteer to act out the passage.  As we talked about not neglecting our neighbors, BOUNCERS saw a live action skit of the parable of the good Samaritan.  While it was fun and entertaining, we were challenged to live out scripture and not neglect those around... [continue]

BOUNCERS With Some "Wow Moments"


Recovery efforts continue to move along at worksite today.  BOUNCE has twelve teams in Jennings and surrounding communities.  Houses were chosen based on word of mouth, through members in FBC Jennings, Carey Baptist Association, and other organizations that are continuing to help resident recover from last year’s flood.

Due to some storms in the area, some teams had to briefly work in the rain.  However, BOUNCERS are still working hard all day. Some teams are close to finishing and may have a chance to begin work on other houses tomorrow. All teams hope to have as many projects completed by the end of the week!

Ministry teams... [continue]

Go Time in Jennings


Today started well with Go Time! This morning Eric Martinez, our worship speaker for the week, prayed over and commissioned our BOUNCERS as they headed out to their worksites.  As vans and buses lined up to leave, the BOUNCE staff waved goodbye to participants as they left.

This week there are twelve worksites in the Jennings area, including an elementary school in Elton.  BOUNCERS will be working on roofs, installing flooring, painting and doing any other projects needed at their worksite. 

This evening at worship we had our BOUNCE mission offering.  The offering this summer is going to help buy a boat for indigenous... [continue]