There is an opportunity for a short term International or North American missions right here in North Myrtle Beach. It’s for visitors or locals, churched or unchurched – it’s interaction with lifeguards. YOU can be a missionary, on our beach, by walking up to a lifeguard with a cold drink of water and a snack. Tell the person that YOU are a Christian and are bringing them a cold drink and snack because Jesus said, “…when you do it in my name….it’s the same as if you did it for ME…” If you’re not brave enough to say words about Jesus, just take a drink and snack! (They love your extra motel goodies, too.) Take the time to THANK them for looking after you and your loved ones.
2013 North Strand Lifeguard Supper Summary
2013 was a great summer for the Lifeguard/Beach Service Suppers! Because of the way the calendar fell, we felt like we needed to add an extra supper for a total of 11. A big thanks to those who pitched in the money to help support the extra dinner. We served 866 suppers to guys and girls from seven states and four countries. In years past, we had many more states but this year saw a change since most of the USA kids being local. States represented were: SC, NC, VA, KY, WV, TN, MD and countries were: Bulgaria (2), Slovakia (2), Israel (2) and around 30 from the Czech Republic.
Thank you First Baptist Church North Myrtle Beach for providing the fellowship hall each Tuesday night and three Sunday School Classes, Friends In Christ, New Beginnings and Faith Hope & Love, for three suppers! Thanks to Wampee Baptist, Buck Creek Baptist, Faith Baptist (Aynor), Jamestown Baptist (Conway), North Strand Community Church, Living Water Baptist and the North Myrtle Beach Optimist for providing wonderful meals.
Once again McDonalds gave 120 coupons, one for every worker! We also, thank Chick-fil-A Corporate Headquarters for 30 coupons used to recognize those who missed one or no suppers!
Several restaurants donated food: Applebees Neighborhood Grill, Logan’s Roadhouse, Outback Steak House, Sticky Fingers BBQ, The Grill House, The Shack and to Domino’s for a big discount for our pizza party. We appreciate you!
Since we have a zero budget, thank you to Friends In Christ, Adult Workers, Kindred Spirits and Faith, Hope &Love Sunday School classes for monies. We have several individuals who also help: McSwain, Sapp, Plummer, and Collins. We spent carefully and purchased prizes for suppers and sent goodies with North Myrtle Beach Lifeguards when they went to Nags Head for the East Coast Lifeguard Competition (next year that competition will be back in NMB).
Many of you were faithful in taking bottles of water and snacks to the beach for YOUR lifeguard. The lifeguards do report to me when you do that! They are thrilled to be thanked. To those who prayed for safety on the beach, THANK YOU! We had many rescues this summer. One day we had over 90!
To my faithful helpers John Gambrell, Matthew Gambrell, Gerald Smith, Deelane Reavis and Heather Holt, I couldn’t do it without you!
The Church Lady
North Strand Meal Coordinator