It’s my first year attending REACH. What should I expect?

March 21, 2018 / reachmgkm /

Welcome to the team! We’re excited to have you and we can’t wait to get to know you!

When you arrive, one of our leaders will be ready to greet you and help you with your bags and then introduce you to your team. Each missionary is assigned a mentor. Each team consists of about 15 people and  has two team leaders who will guide your team through everything during the week.

REACH’s home base is made of two adjacent houses in a cul-de-sac located in a quiet Pasadena, MD neighborhood. The main house serves as our kitchen and guys dorm, the secondary house serves and the girls dorm. Most of the food is home cooked, and it’s delicious! Over the years we have been served delicious meals like pulled pork, lasagna, breakfast casseroles, sandwiches, fresh veggies, fruit, and more. You will definitely NOT go hungry! We also take care of any dietary restrictions like peanut, gluten, and dairy allergies. Just be sure to let us know when you register!

The first two days of REACH are dedicated to training, where we gather under our big tent in the back yard and learn about the tools and practical application of sharing the gospel with the lost. Plan on participating in some gospel sharing role play, scripture memory challenges, worship, and fellowship!

After all the training is finished, Thursday night is Commissioning Night, where we come together and commission our group to go out and share the gospel. Your friends, family and church leaders are invited to fellowship with us on this exciting occasion!

The last three days of REACH, we go out and practice what we’ve learned. First stop is the assisted living homes. We sing, socialize, pray with them, and bless them with our smiles and attention! Then we hit the streets of Baltimore or Annapolis. Don’t worry, if you’ve never shared the gospel before, we have veteran trainers to pair you with to show you the ropes.

Each night, after returning from our mission sites, we gather for a debrief session to share testimonies and talk about challenges we faced during the day. It’s a good time to gather our thoughts, revel in God’s glory, and pray for lost souls we’ve encountered.

If you think REACH has no time for fun, you’d be wrong. Throughout the course of the five days of REACH, there will be team time and free time to play games and relax. There’s a volleyball net, a pool, and plenty of people to get to know better!

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