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July 29, 2010
A team of 41 students and adults from Huffman Baptist Church in Birmingham Baptist Association traveled to Gulf Shores June 5–12.
This was the team’s third trip to the area, and the plan was to minister in the same manner as previous years. But the team was forced to change its plan, as it arrived just three days before oil hit the shore.
“We just had to let the Lord direct what we did,” Student Pastor Pam Windle said.
Instead of spending the day doing beach evangelism, team members spent the morning visiting two RV campgrounds, where they put on a backyard Bible club-type program that included games, crafts, songs and other activities for children. In the afternoon, they headed for the beach, where they passed out koozies (water bottle and soda can holders) and backpacks, talked to people about Christ and played games and made salvation bracelets with children and adults.
In the evening, the team worshiped on the beach. People who had been invited by the team that afternoon and even some who were just passing by would join in praise. On the last night, a boy and a girl from Missouri, ages 10 and 12, accepted Christ.
Windle said the girl texted a team member to say, “Thanks all you crazy peeps for telling us about Jesus.”