Monthly Archives: June 2016

Barlow First Baptist Church 2016

First Baptist Church of Barlow, Kentucky ministered at GAP the week of June 5th. The team was as busy as bees as they worked at the McWherter staff house, organized a trailer at the distribution center, ministered at the senior citizens’ center, visited the group home twice, served at BeansTalk, and several home visits. Wow! We are so grateful for the love of Christ they showed to all our clients and to us the staff of GAP! (Please click on the photo below to view more pictures.)DSC_0184


Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church from Centre, AL partnered with us for a week full of wonderful ministry. Some of the team worked on the McWherter staff house painting the walls and finishing up some siding work. Tuesday during BeansTalk they served taco soup, washed clients’ windshields, and above all shared the love of Jesus! They held a three day VBS which the children loved. The week was finished up by doing some home visits. Thank you Friendship Baptist Church for being the hands and feet of Jesus! (To view more pictures please click on the photo below.)DSC_0067

Smoke Rise Baptist Church

Men from Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA served alongside of us at GAP the week of May 22nd, 2016. The team worked hard fixing up a staff house for GAP’s new staff the McWherter family who will arrive and begin ministry on July 1st. A few of the men also served food and ministered to our clients during BeansTalk on Tuesday. Thank you Smoke Rise Baptist Church for a great week of ministry and your continual partnership! (Click photo below to view more pictures.)DSC_0035

Community Easter Egg Hunt 2016

GAP’s annual Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on March 19, 2016 and was a huge success! One client commented, “My children had a wonderful time at the Easter Egg Hunt but I don’t know who was more excited to discover the truth about Easter, me or my kids!” This client was referring to the new theme for this year’s ministry event called “Hunting for the Truth.” When families arrived to the event, each received a brochure listing the day’s events and schedule, but also, a coded message, which was the truth of Easter. As each child played various carnival-type games they collected 10 specially coded cards. Once they had all 10 cards, the children and families went to the Truth Pavilion in order to decode the truth. There they received special glasses that allowed them to view the message on each coded card and to decode the truth of Easter – Jesus is Alive! At the Truth Pavilion, each child also received a bracelet that had resurrection symbols which allowed us to share the full message of Easter.

The day was filled with egg hunts for different age groups, various games that families could play together, inflatables, food, singing, and so much fun! 457 people attended the ministry event. Volunteers from seven different churches partnered with us on that day to share the love of Jesus Christ with all who attended. The following week Patty came to Distribution and confessed that after the Easter Egg event she prayed to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior! She stated that when the young man was sharing with her child about what Jesus had done for him she knew she was a sinner in need of Jesus. It wasn’t until the next day that she got the brochure out again and read how to become a Christian. She then gave her life to the Lord!

We praise God for all who partnered with us making this year’s Community Easter Egg Hunt a great event. Thank you to the several WMU groups and children groups who prepared over 6,500 eggs. Our prayer is that all who attended will continue “Hunting for the Truth” because Jesus is alive! (Click the photo below to view more pictures!)DSC_0353