It's summertime which means that In His Name will be conducting summer programs at two apartment communities.
To help us do that the Lord has provided us with two summer missionaries through the North American Mission Board. Their names are Marianna Long and Samantha Burgess. Marianna (on the right) is from Christiansburg, Virginia where she works at Virginia Tech University. She is heavily involved with missions in her church where she has served doing neighborhood missions as well as done several mission trips including one to Guatemala. Currently Marianna is searching for God's leadership as she makes decisions about what she will do with her life. Samantha is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and is a student at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR. Samantha has worked with missions in her home church and with her school. She served in Ethiopia for seven weeks in 2013 doing street ministry. She feels called to spend her life working in missions. Scott Goetz has graciously opened his home to Marianna and Samantha for the summer.
Our summer missionaries will help provide leadership in our summer programs. They will be headed to Melrose apartments on Monday and Thursday afternoons for Afternoon Shine with the kids in that community. On Tuesday afternoons they will assist with the Melrose Garden Club. Wednesday will be an exciting time as we begin new work in Harrison Square Apartments. We will be providing an afternoon Bible study and play time with the children of that community. Please be in prayer that we take full advantage of the opportunies that God has given us for this summer.