Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mission Trip to NY

Abby was invited to attend the youth mission trip this year since she enters the youth group in August.  Oh my goodness, I remember her being 1 like it was last week.  I wanted me or Craig to go on the trip with her and they needed another adult anyways.  I've never been on a mission trip, so I went.  We went to Newark NY for a week.
They divided each youth group up and mixed up the crews which was pretty neat and somewhat intimidating at first for the kids.  I had 6 12 year olds in my crew, as I was the leader.  We were sent to a church to work with a kids klub.  It was from 10-1.  The klub plays with the kids, does different activities, teaches a Bible lesson, and feeds them.  These are kids who are normally left alone all day and sometimes don't even get fed a lunch.  Several of the kids are in foster homes or live with family members other than their parents.
Since we had to be working from 8:30-3, we would help around the church during the other hours.  We weeded, cleaned the sanctuary, cleaned the fellowship hall, cut grass, and a few other things.  It was a great week and we had lots of fun.
A couple of days got pretty cold, but for the most part the weather was great.  All the kids were sad it was over.  The adults however, were ready for our beds:)
I really only have pictures of my crew since that's who I spent most of my days with.
We did get a free night and spent it at the mall, as the weather was bad and the water park was closed and all the movie tickets were sold out!!
We were welcomed home to lovely decorations, a hot healthy meal on the table, and cake for afterwards.  We were missed and we missed them too.:)

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The girls at the mall

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The great crew I was the leader of!

1 comment:

Julie Loftin said...

Great pictures! Looks like a great trip for sure!