How Detroit Showed Us the Necessity of the Local Church

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The Detroit City Team

The Detroit City Team (left to right): Markena Wilson, Taylor Sams, Miles Scarboro, George Marks, Karis Martin

What happens when two BJU students (Taylor Sams and Miles Scarboro) that have never been on a mission trip lead a team to a place they have never been? Well, they see God’s providence in action.

Truthfully, this city team began as a far-fetched dream with a great deal of obstacles before us. Where do we find a team? How do we get sufficient finances? With what pastors should we partner? What should we do if our car breaks down in the middle of Detroit?

Yet God’s sovereign and gracious hand perfectly guided the Detroit City Team together. Within a matter of weeks, the Lord burdened three students (George Marks, Karis Martin and Markena Wilson) to join the team. After much prayer and preparation, we became official. The flights were booked, the money was raised and the pastors were contacted. We were headed out to Detroit.

Read the rest of the Detroit City Team’s report on the CGO blog.

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