Philly Trip Update #4

Wednesday was another eventful and exciting day for the 22 members of the Greenville College Football program that chose to spend their spring break serving others in Philadelphia, PA.

After a quick breakfast the team headed out to bless others with physical labor. The team worked on various handy projects that would benefit the Miracle House. A hardy chili lunch gave the team the energy needed for their afternoon.

In day three of the football camp the team saw another increase in campers. Over 100 5-12 year old’s showed up ready to learn football basics from the back-to-back UMAC Champion Panther players and coaches. Before the football instruction began the kids were told the word of the day. On Wednesday it was teamwork.

It was explained to the kids how working with others is more beneficial than just working alone. Freshman LB Monte Beverly (Cahokia, IL) and freshman RB Immanuel Gamble (St. Louis, MO) shared to the group different times in their lives when teamwork was essential. They also touched on how teamwork can help you in every aspect in your life not just football.

After the camp the team had a great dinner with fellowship. They then participated in an evangelism coffee house. The team walked the streets of Philadelphia approaching whomever they saw and engaged them in conversation. The goal was to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with whoever was willing to hear it. Head Coach Ordell Walker was very proud of the team saying that, “It was a unbelievable day and night. We did some street evangelism and God was with us. Guys were certainly filled with the Holy Spirit and preached boldly.”

Thursday will be the last day for the football camp and their last night working with the Cornerstone Community Church who has been their host all week. Friday the team will travel to New York City before returning to Greenville on Saturday.

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