Sometimes it’s actually cool to be first. Just ask the mission team that came recently from Maine – the first-ever mission team to travel south – to serve Boston church planters.
“I love it,” said Pastor Daniel Coleman of Kennebec Community Church in Augusta, ME. “We were a church plant just 10 years ago, and it’s great for us to be able to help other planters right here in our own back yard.”
Their mission indeed was to help planters – plural. Coleman and Missions Pastor Manny Conchinha, with Ron Bansmer, Aaron Manning, Jan Corcoran, and Jonathan Lagasse came over a long weekend June 4, 2014 through June 8, 2014 to help four different church plants with work projects, community service projects, and outreach.
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, they painted the entire fellowship hall for Todd Burus‘ new plant in Charlestown, MA. The next day, they were with Steve Brown in Stoneham, MA, re-landscaping the front lot of local business.
“It was so rewarding,” said team member Corcoran. “We blessed the planter by really blessing a local sandwich shop owner, who was just blown away by the way the project came out. It was awesome.”
Friday night, the team was in Saugus helping Joe Souza‘s plant re-organize a cluttered media closet. Then Saturday morning, they served with Brandon Allison in Revere, MA at a local community 5K run, then headed over to Winthrop, MA to man the food line at the Boston church planter family picnic.
Finally, Sunday morning, they were off to Souza’s baptism service at a church member’s house, and then over to serve at an outdoor service in a park in Malden, MA.
“It was a whirlwind,” said Conchinha. “We are definitely tired. But it was worth it.”
Amen. Thank you KCC for coming.
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