Day 2: Relaxing by the Bay

Government Street Presbyterian Church

After a great night’s sleep, we were ready for whatever Mobile had to offer. After breakfast we headed to downtown Mobile to attend church at Government Street Presbyterian Church. Founded in 1831, GSPC is a beautiful building with a gorgeous, Southern style sanctuary. The church is our host for the week as they expose us to the various ministries that they have to their downtown neighborhood.

The service was similar to our downtown service but for those who mainly attend our contemporary Southwest Campus, it was a big change in worship style. In our matching blue t-shirts and shorts we felt a little out of place from the dressed up congregation. The children looked like they were out of a Nautica commercial. The congregation was very friendly and made us feel like home. Members of their outreach committee are even treating us to a homemade fish fry tonight!

This afternoon we enjoyed some free time at Baytreat where we are staying. Baytreat sits right on the shores of Mobile Bay with a beautiful dock that goes out into the water. Some students stayed in to play cards while others fished off the dock near our house. Hayden Dodds is definitely the expert fisherman in the group! We caught catfish, some little fish and even a sting ray.

Here’s a little video of the sting ray!

Thanks for your prayers for our group! Tomorrow we divide into four groups and head into downtown Mobile. Some of the ministries that the students observe will be a challenge for them and we hope that it will move them outside of their comfort zone. Pray that the students will open to what the Spirit will do in them this week.

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About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on June 12, 2011, in Go and Serve Trip. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. way to go Hayden. Dad

  2. That’s not how normal people fish…just saying. Favorite quote : “Step on it !!!”

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