OAK RIDGE—Since the fall of 2007, First Baptist Church here has served a “Wake Up Call” breakfast for students that attend the local high school.
This free breakfast continues to attract students and has gone from 13 students in the beginning to a whopping 62. But no matter how the students, menu or volunteer servers change, the premise remains the same—to reach out to the students and show them that the church members care about them and will not force the Gospel upon them.
Some of the “breakfast alumni” now come to help serve the current students breakfast. Rebecca Seabaugh is one such student.
Becky, as she is called, was a student at Oak Ridge High who began attending the breakfast. From that she found an interest in some of the youth activities offered at the church. After a short time she heard her Lord calling her heart. She was baptized and joined the church, finding a new outlook on life and how God’s plan was directing her.
Now she is a missionary.
This summer she worked in Tucson, Ariz., in the inner city where there are few churches and much work for a missionary to do. Becky said “she feels she should give back what has been given her.” She strongly believes and follows her favorite Scripture, John 3:16, and exudes that belief through her wonderful smile and actions while with others.
She has also decided from her new outlook of life to attend Southwest Baptist University with a major in accounting and international business that can help her in her future missionary work.
God’s plan is a wondrous mystery as to the direction He has planned for us. From a simple outreach breakfast, to a new Christian, and then to a missionary to spread the Gospel, wonderful events do take place in the kingdom. Pray for more of these events to take place as they are connected to the “Wake up Call.”