Upcoming Events

2021

June 4 – Speaking at Greenwood High School Football Camp in Greenwood, AR

June 5 – Performing a Wedding

June 9 -Speaking at Football Referee Camp

June 10 – Urban Promise Retreat in Geyer Springs – Guest Speaker

July 24 – Performing a Wedding

August 16-19 – Houston High School Camp

2020

2020 for most of us has been very different. Young Manhood classes continued at our area schools until Covid closed them down in March. However, Robert has been able to continue mentoring a few young men individually during this time. God also gave Robert the opportunity to be Chaplain for the Arkansas Travelers baseball team and Leslie the Travelers Women’s Ministry Leader for the 2020-21 season. Unfortunately, with Covid that season has been canceled. We’ve delivered meals to our homeless friends on the street and donuts to area hospital staff. Tragically, we had a close family member killed and have been navigating new and unexpected waters for several months now. Helping our daughters walk through this unexpected tragedy has been something we wish we weren’t experiencing. However, we are so grateful we have each other and a heavenly Father to comfort us.

September – Robert and Leslie are busy planning, preparing, praying, reading, and creating. Using this time for making a budget, vision plans, letters, phone calls, zoom calls and occasionally holding one-on-one meetings with potential partners has been our focus. Robert will be starting back up in the schools as soon as he gets the all clear from those in charge (due to Covid restrictions). In the meantime, he is still meeting one on one with several he’s been mentoring for some time.

We are still preparing to launch ROAM in October. Our hearts ached to see the fires in CA and the hurricanes as they swept across our country. We are eager to provide assistance and care for just those types of events. We know God is going to do mighty things with this ministry. Please see the ROAM tab for more information on how to get involved.

Look below and please let us know how you’d like to get involved in the months to come.

February – Spoke at Baptist Preparatory High School Chapel, Spoke at Cabot Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams Dinner

July – Delivering “Summertime Snacks” to some of the local high school football teams during their hot summer practices.

August – Preparing and delivering “Welcome Back” bags to students on their first day of school. Also, Young Manhood will be back in the schools for 2020-2021 school year. If schools go online during the year, we will seek out ways to still be in communication with and encourage students.

September – Noteworthy Nurse Award nominations are open! This award will be given in conjunction with the launch of ROAM in October. Please see the ROAM tab for more information on how to get involved.

October – Launching of ROAM: Dates and times of kickoff event will be announced later once we can assess the current social distancing rules. ROAM will be “on call” 365 days/year and will be ready when events warrant our help and we can fill a need.

November – Preparing and delivering “Study Buddy” bags for students as they gear up for the end of the semester and finals.

December – Preparing and delivering “Grateful for You” gift boxes for medical staff at hospitals, clinics and schools.

Go Forth” Sundays – The 4th Sunday of every month, in the afternoon, we will be serving in some capacity in our community. We would love for you to serve alongside us or in your community.

2019

January – Weekly talks at schools, Roberts father passed unexpectedly

February

11th – Jack Robey Middle School, Pine Bluff, AR: Dealing with Anger (in conjunction with Matt Mosler, New Life Church)

13th – Central High School, Sylvan Hills High School

14th – Central High School, Joe T Robinson, Baptist Preparatory High School Chapel

15th – Central High School, Baptist Preparatory School

22nd -Central High School, Baptist Preparatory School

24th – Go Forth Sunday

25th -Jack Robey Middle School, Pine Bluff, AR: Dealing with Anger (in conjunction with Matt Mosler, New Life Church)

27th – Sylvan Hills High School

March

1st – Central High School, Baptist Preparatory High School, England High School

4th – Jack Robey Middle School

6th – Central High School

8th – Central High School, Baptist Preparatory High School

11th – Jack Robey Middle School

11th – 15th – Abundant Life Missions Emphasis Week

13th – Sylvan Hills High School

15th – Central High School, Baptist Preparatory High School

24th – Go Forth Sunday

25th – Jack Robey Middle School

29th – Central High School, Baptist Preparatory High School

April

23rd – Sylvan Hills Jr High School

28th – Go Forth Sunday

May

7th – NLR Middle School

26th – Go Forth Sunday

30th – Officiate a Wedding

June

16th – East Union Missionary Baptist Church – preach 2 services

July

25th – 28th – Kidz Kamp in Blanco, TX with approximately 60 kids and many salvations, finishing with preaching at First Baptist Blanco. 

29th – Blanco Courthouse Gathering of Men 

August

Visited area schools to set up weekly meetings with Jr High and High School Students

September

4th, 11th, and 18th – Jr High Football Team at Baptist Preparatory School

29th – Officiated a Wedding in TX

October

3rd – Baptist Preparatory High School Chapel

9th – Speak at Fields of Faith

11th – 13th – Immanuel Baptist JR HIGH/HIGH School Retreat

November

20th – Baptist Preparatory Elementary School Chapel

29th – Officiated a Wedding in TX

December

4th – LR Christian Chapel

ONGOING MINISTRY

Central High School, Sylvan Hills High School, Baptist Preparatory High School, NLR High School and Middle School and England High School weekly meetings with the male students dealing with issues specific to becoming a man and what God says about it.

*If you have an upcoming event and you’d like to have Robert speak or have a need that we can help out with by volunteering our time or talents, please email us at upshawministries@yahoo.com

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