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OGM: A Community Built on Action

By David Cross

The summer of 2017 was a pivitol time for me. I had just finished my second year of college, still figuring out life as a young person (that aspect hasn’t really changed), my faith began to really develop, and I started working for PASSPORT Camps as a Bible Study Leader (BSL) at Averett University in Danville, VA. 

As a BSL on the Passport Missions Team, you’re tasked with leading a group of youth and chaperones on a mission site for a few hours after bible study each day. My mission site for the four weeks in Danville was with a ministry called Grace and Main Fellowship. A part of their ministry is their community garden; bringing valuable education and results to alleviate food insecurities in the area. 

This effort is led by CBF Field Personnel, Joshua and Jessica Hearne. During our time with them, I saw firsthand their genuine love for people and the community. They would empower not only us, but their entire crew of volunteers to grow, harvest, cook, and distribute meals to all neighbors in the community. During quiet moments of the day when we were pouring sweat in the heat of July while working in the garden, they were right there to support us. Not only physically with a cold beverage, but with funny jokes, advice, or even a quick prayer. They are people who automatically bring a sense of calm and overall feeling of joy when you are around them. 

This is just a snapshot of my experience working with CBF Field Personnel, but there are many folks like them that are being the hands and feet of God; making earth as it is in heaven. You are invited to support the continued ministry of our CBF partners through this year’s Offering for Global Missions.