For college students, spring break is usually a time to rest and unwind before finals week catches up. However, the break also presents a great opportunity to reach out and serve.
That’s what Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) O‘ahu decided to do.
From March 16 to 19, the BCM staff took 13 students to Kaua‘i to help with any needs at Kaua‘i House Church Network (Stephen Ventura, Pastor) and ‘Ele‘Ele Baptist Church (Larry Hale, Pastor). We spent two days helping Pastor Stephen clear out his father’s property with a vision that it could one day be a place for ministry and missions. With a total of 18 individuals chopping trees and cutting grass, we made huge progress on the land.
Our group also helped Pastor Larry with various tasks at the church, attended Sunday worship services at both Kaua‘i House Church Network and ‘Ele‘Ele Baptist Church, and joined in their youth group activities on Tuesday afternoon.
Lastly, our BCM students, who were believers, ministered to international students who came with us through our nightly Bible discussions and conversations throughout the week.
We’re immensely grateful to have had this opportunity to serve on the Garden Isle, which is a beautiful treasure worth exploring. Please pray for a continued partnership between BCM and churches on Kaua‘i, that we would serve each other from the fullness of God’s grace and love.
By Ken Reyes, BCM O‘ahu Intern