off the day singing happy birthday to Zoë...the big 1-3! We headed out to start our second day of work. We split up into two groups, one working in a park cleaning up the area and the other sorting food at a food
pantry that served the community that we have been working with. Parker
really appreciated the fact that he got to work on a baseball field...I think
it took all his energy not to run around the bases instead of raking. When we finished we visited a Hindu temple and learned about the Hindu
6th and 7th Grade Mission Trip, Day 3
started off with a breakfast (which included yet another air guitar lesson led
by me). Our work today was split between cleaning up a park, cleaning a
roadside, and organizing a food pantry. The youth of Country Club
Christian Church worked side by side with youth from a Hindu temple, a Jewish synagogue,
a mosque, and Mormon temple today. The boys on the trip proved their
masculinity by lifting logs over their head while Justin grunted for
them...The girls did just as much work...but didn't want Justin to grunt for
6th and 7th Grade Mission Trip, Day 2
we woke up and had a feast of bagels and yogurt (delicious...very much
so!) We drove to a church where we experienced a poverty
simulation. In this simulation we were paired with other youth from
different faith traditions and were given different family/economic/and life
situations. We had to pay bills, we had to find and keep jobs, we had to
take care of our pretend kids...
6th and 7th Grade Mission Trip, Day 1
Justin Zeigler, Director of Middle School Ministries, is leading a team of ten 6th/7th graders and adult sponsors on a mission trip to St. Louis this week.
our journey leaving the church pretty close to our time. As we drove (and
listened to 3 1/3 hours of music compiled by Connor) we sang along to John
Mayer (and I forced the youth to listen to some classic "Journey"
music), had a McDonalds stop, and of course stopped by the bathroom a number of
CYF Mission Trip, June 18
Cheyenne River Youth Project Eagle Butte, South Dakota
The last two days have been very busy as we have prepared to help with the shoe project, organize a book giveaway and continue to categorize and properly store personal items for families with special needs. The shoe project began this morning with several dozen families gathering to shop for shoes. Our kids served as hosts, helping to find the correct sizes, styles and colors.