Our Vision

Through the power of Christ and the method of mentoring relationships see at-risk children provided with a safe and encouraging place within their own community to take hold of true hope and life change in Christ. That these children will then pass along positive change to their future families and communities.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas Fun

Here are a few pictures from some of our activities right before Christmas. We enjoyed a Christmas party together at the house of one of our leaders. We also enjoyed getting to go Christmas carolling at Twin City Mission again like we did last year. I think the residents there enjoyed having us, and it was a great experience for the kids to give them an opportunity to serve and encourage others. We ended this semester with a lot of kids and leaders. As we had a few more college students sign up to serve throughout the semester we were able to invite more kids to have a mentor and be part of what we do. What a blessing. Now the challenge will be finding space for everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


In October we enjoyed taking our kiddos out to Bryan lake for a one night camping trip. God was so faithful to provide everything we needed from enough tents and food to male leaders, to keeping away the storms.... praise Him that he can take care of all the details that we can't take care of on our own.
The kids had a blast playing in the lake, cooking over the fire, chasing ducks, and sleeping (after much playing) in tents.
On of my favorite quote from the weekend was from a 5-year old who had never been camping before. He came running out to the site, so excited to be there yelling "Hey Miss Becky!! We're camping!!". Then he asks me "Miss Becky, where are we going to sleep?" So I point to the tents that are being set up and tell him, "We're going to sleep in those, do you know what those are?" And his very cute answer is "Houses?!" . I laugh and tell him that they are kind of like house, but they are called tents. And still excited he tells me. "Tents! We gunna sleep in tents!"
Enjoy a few pictures of the trip below.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer Camp

This update is very long overdue. I'm sorry.
During the 2nd week of August, we had the opportunity to take 10 of our kiddos out to Messiah's Ranch for our very own summer camp. We enjoyed spending time away together swimming, playing in the sand, making tie-die, worshiping, having campfires, eating lots of good food, playing games, looking at longhorns and donkeys, and learning about following Jesus! We were at camp from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday afternoon and the kids did so well! I was so proud of them for the ways the listened and treated one another and learned verses and were helpful, and listened to the Word. I specifically saw certain kids step up as positive leaders, I saw others exhibit self control, and still others look for ways to be a blessing. We had a great time and are so glad that we got to go to camp. Thank you to everyone who gave and served to make it possible!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This Summer

There are lots of exciting things going on in Bryan this summer. We had our first Bible club of the summer at the park last night, and I can't wait for the rest of them.
Here is the schedule so far for kids events at Jordan Loop:

VBS at First Baptist Bryan
June 7th-15th
Bus will pick kids up at the park at 5:15 and bring them home at 9:15.
For kids who have completed K-5th grade only
Signed permission form required

Monday Night Bible Club
Will meet at the park from 6-8pm
May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 5th

Sunday Night Classes and Fun
Meet at the community center to learn more about sports, art, or cooking
June 13th, June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, Aug 1st, Aug 8th, Aug 15th

Thursday Night SOS on Location
Bible Club with SOS at the park from 6-8pm
July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, Aug 5th, Aug 12th, Aug 19th

There are 3 new community centers opening this summer, one in each of the other Bryan housing projects. There will be bible clubs in each of these neighborhoods on Tuesday nights in June. There will be grand openings on June 5th for the centers on MLK and on Dansby. 10am at MLK and 12:00 at Dansby.

Also, the Housing Authority will be providing a children's time with tutoring this summer starting June 15th. This will be every Tues, Wed, and Thur at the housing Authority from 1:00-3:30.

Please keep all of these new efforts in your prayers. God is at work!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Barneyville swimming

We had a fun end of the school year party at Barneyville. It was a beautiful day for swimming, and good thing because the kids could not seem to get enough of the water. We praise God for keeping us safe (there were a few close calls). Some of the kids conquered their fear of the water for the first time and everyone had a blast!