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Convoy Philadelphia

by Office of Marketing | November 05, 2013
Over 80 students woke up before 6 am on Saturday, September 14, with the sole purpose of serving the community at Convoy Philadelphia. For 10 hours, volunteers served in the city by helping to distribute groceries, facilitate the administration of flu shots, serve food and minister to children.
 
“For people just to volunteer their time, it was wonderful,” said Missions Committee Officer, Michaela Ball, reflecting on the volunteers' long day. Ball acted as the student coordinator for Convoy Philadelphia. Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) students and staff served from 7 am - 5 pm at a handful of the seven event locations that included Oasis City Church and Urban Worship Center.
 
In addition to the work listed above, The Art Of (a student led ministry focused on the medium of music and the combination of all its genres) and several student musicians performed for the crowds. The VFCC Missions Committee utilized its ministry van as a concert stage for these performers, who shared, through their art, the hope that is found in Jesus Christ.
 
“One of the biggest goals of the Missions Committee is to serve the student body and the community outside of our campus, especially in urban locations,” said Ball, “I think that this event embodies that. We come together as a school and we support each other in ministry, but we’re also going outside these four walls, and we are embracing the community.”