ONE Mission Outreach
You are part of a bigger story. You volunteered at a ONE mission outreach with 12th Rock Ministries in the Summer of 2012, 2013 or 2014. Our motto then was One church, One body, One week, One neighborhood. Now several years later, we want to update you on all God has done in this community since that ONE week of ministry. You are part of a bigger story. You volunteered at a ONE mission outreach with 12th Rock Ministries in the Summer of 2012, 2013 or 2014. Our motto then was One church, One body, One week, One neighborhood. Now several years later, we want to update you on all God has done in this community since that ONE week of ministry.
That first Summer, ten area churches came together to minister to 90 children and their families through a sports camp, VBS, and clothing closet. They enjoyed fun activities, were shown the love of Jesus, and the impact is still being felt today.
God continues to write the story. Orange County, NY has seen a move of the Holy Spirit, that has been incredible to watch. Relationships have strengthened between the churches involved with ONE and 12th Rock that have led to several opportunities to spread the Gospel in this region and beyond.
● In 2013, we facilitated the ONE outreach in Middletown and Newburgh in collaboration with the women’s soccer team from Asbury University. We ministered to nearly 200 students and even baptized one with a bottle of water!
● Two of the churches involved that week have planted five campuses, four in Orange County and one in Ulster County. All are seeing growth, not just in numbers but in salvations and baptisms.
● Several solid relationships have developed to serve the public schools in Newburgh and Middletown, with weekly character building classes, focused assemblies, coat drives, Thanksgiving meals, and Christmas gifts.
● Several families have come to faith, grown closer to the Lord, and now attend church on a regular basis.
These are just some of the stories that we have heard. You were part of planting some serious seeds and God has blessed that work. We are just beginning to see the fruit of that labor. Praise God!
12th Rock believes God is on the move here in the Northeast, and we are humbled to be a part of the story, engaging and empowering this generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Winter is our 17th basketball season; 300 kids will participate, learn about the game, have fun with their friends and most importantly learn the truth about Jesus. God has blessed us with a piece of property which someday will house a sports complex that will impact the entire Northeast region. The cool thing is, the property is located across the street from where we held the mission camp in Middletown in 2014. (The full story behind that property can be found on our website at: Northeastern Field.)
Thanks for being a part of this story, to God be all the glory. Will you help us tell the next story? (Find out how here.)
Mark and Greg
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