Here is a short excerpt of an article on the front page of today’s Warsaw (IN) Times-Union newspaper about Operation Barnabas. To read the entire article, click here.
Local Students Serve In Operation Barnabas Ministry
Times-Union Staff Writer
Local students fed the homeless in Chicago and painted a church in Mexico this summer while involved in Operation Barnabas.
There are eight students from Warsaw Community High School and Grace College participating in the organization. The students attend Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church and Winona Lake Community Grace Brethren Church.
They have joined with approximately 81 other high school and college students from other churches in the United States, ministering since June to people whose paths they cross.
The students minister through manual labor projects, visiting and helping community service organizations, and offering free drama programs.
Operation Barnabas began in 1974 with one team that was mainly a music performance team. Over the last 35 years, the organization has grown to include four teams.
There are three teams traveling in the United States and other countries, including a Midwest team, Continental team and MidAmerica team. There also is an international team.
Operation Barnabas is a summer ministry training program for high school and college students sponsored by CE National, an organization with headquarters in Winona Lake. Operation Barnabas gets it s name from Barnabas, a man who is known in the Bible as the “Son of Encouragement.”