Tennesee Baptist Children’s Home

October 03, 2011

It was a very cool morning when we started out on Saturday October 1st.  My guess is the upper 40′s, but we didn’t care a bit.  We were bundled up and looking forward to our destination today.  We had everything we needed and we were looking forward to a great day of ministry.  That word “ministry” can be over used sometimes.  When we hear it, we really don’t even know what to think it is, you just can’t easily define the term.  It was simple to define our intent today: go hang out with kids that live there, take them for rides, meet their parents, cook up some lunch and listen to some great music.  After that, Poly would take a few minutes to tell them why we do what we do and introduce them to the ultimate “Road Captain” of the universe, Jesus Christ!

There were smiles all around from the riders, the passengers and everyone helping make it happen.

You’ve got to love the expressions on these kids faces.  There were non-stop smiles from the time they put their helmets on till they took them off.  The “smiley doo rags” were our gift to them to keep from the day.

Tom and Barbara working their magic on the grill

We cooked up hamburgers and hot dogs, then went into the gym to hear a concert from the Hermitage Hills Mt. Juliet worship band.  They totally rocked the house with great music (like The Doobie Brothers)  It was just plain fun!

Someone asked Poly, “can Baptist’s dance?”  His answer, “some can, some can’t!”

All of the FAITH Rider groups represented presented the Home with checks totaling over $7,000.00.  We are already making plans for next years event, and we can’t wait!

 


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