The Oak Grove Church recently had the honor of hosting the Oak Grove High School varsity and junior varsity football teams for a meal, a message and prayer.

Varsity head coach Pat Richard had sent out letters to all the churches in the Oak Grove community to see if anyone would accept the invitation to feed their players physically and spiritually that they might build camaraderie. We accepted the invitation wholeheartedly!

It was an amazing evening making connections with our 75 visitors, who learned about a hearty Adventist staple known as the haystack. It was a huge hit! After our feast we all made our way to the sanctuary, where the players received words of encouragement followed by a prayer for them.

We passed out literature and Bibles for anyone who wanted them—many of whom had never owned a Bible before. The coaches and players expressed appreciation and said they had a great time.