Cara Brown

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Missionsfest volunteers serve in creative ways

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (BP) -- Music fills the air as participants sing and motion along with the lyrics. Later they gather together to listen to a Bible story and then construct a related craft. This may sound like a typical Vacation Bible School for the children in your church, but for the volunteers at Missionsfest in Spartanburg, S.C., this VBS was for a more mature audience: residents of a local nursing home. Missionsfest allowed 85 volunteers age 18 and older to gather from 12 states to spread the Gospel throughout Spartanburg through construction, outreach projects, evangelism, acts of kindness, prayerwalking and much more.

Familyfest spreads Gospel in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- Indianapolis typically serves as a crossroad for families on end-of-summer vacations, but for those headed to Familyfest, the "Crossroads of America" was an intentional destination. The July 18–22 missions opportunity allowed 134 volunteers from 16 states to gather in one of the nation's largest unchurched cities to share the Gospel. Volunteers from ages 6 to 80 served together through backyard Bible clubs, construction projects, Vacation Bible School ...