Missionaries in town next week

by nathan oster

A team of more than 30 missionaries from Tennessee and Mississippi is coming to the Greybull area next week to share their love of Jesus Christ.  They’ll do it by putting on a soccer camp, conducting Bible studies and providing manual labor on a number of community projects.

James Scott, pastor of the Shell Cowboy Church, is coordinating the mission team’s efforts.

He’s done it in the past, too.  One of the churches is sending people for a fifth straight year.

Students from third through the eighth grade are welcome to participate in the soccer camp.

Daily sessions will run Tuesday, May 8 through Friday, May 31 from 8:30 to 11:30 each morning.

“We have some great coaches coming in and they’ll be teaching kids a lot of different skills,” said Scott. “But during breaks, they’ll also be pouring Bible information into these kids, giving them some easy Bible stories and providing encouragement.

To register, contact Rebecca Scott (307) 431-9320 or Facebook Rebecca Scott.

This year the missionaries will also be putting on a “first-ever backyard Bible Club” with sessions running the same days as the soccer camp — just from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Herb Asp Community Center.

Scott said parents are encouraged to bring their little ones, ages 3 to 12.  Dinner will be served each night between 5 and 5:30, with Bible-based games and activities to follow until around 8 p.m.

Eleven of the missionaries will be focusing on about a dozen improvement projects around Greybull and Basin, as well as one in Worland, where they will be putting on a roof after a man generously donated money to pay for shingles for a home belonging to an elderly woman.

The rest of the projects will take place in the Greybull and Basin areas, Scott said.

The missionaries are paying their own way to come, he said, adding that in some cases, it’s costing them between $800 and $1,000. It’s all worth it, though.  “We just want to love people — that’s what Christ did,” he said. “We want to love them where they are and be a reflection of Christ’s light while we are in this world.”

For more information about the missionaries’ visit, contact Scott at (307) 431-0725.