Men’s Life Fishing Mission Trip
Members of our Fishing Mission team helped 20 young men from Goodwyn Jr. High School reel in some big fish this past Saturday. These young men were joined by their principal, Mr. Rodney Bright, his wife and two coaches from the school. As one team member told us, “One of the young men caught a fish that must have weighed close to 15 pounds! The only thing bigger than the fish was the smile on the young man’s face!”The group fished for a good while before enjoying a pizza dinner, then we’re told the young men hurried back to their fishing poles! One of the longtime team members said, “What a tremendous difference this ministry makes in the life of the children we take and what a huge blessing it is to the men who serve in it.
Frazer Member Honored
You see him entertaining in the Spirit ministry every month, and when the holidays draw near you see him recruiting bell ringers for the Salvation Army. Bill Allison received an honor this past week, being named a Lifetime Member of the River Region Salvation Army—he joins Kyle Kyser as the only two Lifetime members in this area. Bill has been a member of the River Region Salvation Army Board for more than 20 years and is vital in leading the Christmas Bell Ringers fundraiser. The National Salvation Army evaluated his nomination and recommended that Bill should receive this honor. Congratulations Bill Allison!
CRAVE Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry leaders Bryan Levangie and Brittany Finch went on a great adventure with 19 ninth graders! The “Mystery Trip”to Georgia was planned as something new to celebrate and mark the milestone of these students entering high school. The group boarded the bus trusting they would have a good time no matter their destination. They soon learned they were heading to Calloway Gardens for a day on the Tree Top Adventure Course, a picnic lunch, family style dinner and a final stop at the Overall Co. where they enjoyed delicious popsicles! Ninth grader Annie Skoneki said, “I got a lot closer to some students I’ve never had a chance to talk to much, it was so fun!”A great day of bonding among the class of 2018.
Frazer has a vision team in Haiti this week. The purpose is to establish an eye surgical center at Mission of Hope. Dr. Roy Hager is in Haiti, helping to design the layout of the surgical room and making recommendations on equipment and supplies. Executive Director of the Alabama International Lions Club Durden Dean is also on this team along with Mike Merrill—Mike and Durden will work together in seeking donations to help fund this project.
Inner City Evangelism (ICE)
What an amazing day of sharing and support as ICE set up the big tent in the middle of Tulane Gardens last weekend. The theme centered around football with the adult message looking at “penalties”and scripture about living a life pleasing to God. Our children’s message came from Ephesians 6 where we put on our “football armor”to battle Satan’s attacks. Adult Bible bingo had one of the largest turnouts to date. Not only was there a great turnout from the community, but ICE had 52 volunteers, including 10 children, turn out to be the hands and feet of Christ!
Upward Football and Basketball
Upward Football is going strong with more than 200 children participating from throughout the River Region. Every Saturday morning, the Frazer fields are packed with players, cheering fans, enthusiasm and halftime devotions. Even with football in full swing, signups have begun for Upward Basketball!
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This is just some of the Breaking Good News happening in our Frazer Family! Stay tuned for more details of how God is moving through Frazer UMC.