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Spring breakers find Jesus ‘by surprise’ during BeachReach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (BP) -- The land of bright sunshine and snow-white sand can be a spiritual dark spot each and every spring break. Rowdy weeks of partying often bring with them a spirit of recklessness and outright rebellion into Panama City Beach, Fla. While locals brace for the invasion and disruption they've come to expect with spring, quiet forces determined to share the hope of Jesus Christ make their way south. Retirees who serve with the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team link arms with college students from churches and collegiate ministries across the country for BeachReach.

Spring Break: Where Life-Saving Ministry Meets Life-Changing Pancakes

    BeachReach students point the way to free pancakes. Photos by Russ Rankin. The land of bright sunshine and snow-white sand is an unexpectedly spiritual dark spot each and every spring break. A spirit of recklessness and outright rebellion moves into Panama City Beach, Florida, just as quickly as snowbirds evacuate their winter homes, […]