Where have we been?
2018: ELCA National Youth Gathering, Houston, TX
2017: Lame Deer, MT
2016: Adirondack Mountains, NY
2015: AT HOME MISSION WORK in Faribault, MN
2011: Bayou La Batre, Alabama AND Rapid City, South Dakota
2010: Sr. High- Raleigh County, WV
2009: Lame Deer, Montana
everyone, and then we loaded another bus to travel across the border. We worked with YouthWorks finishing up the construction of two new homes and ministering to young children (A little more Spanish for many of us would have helped).
The Middle School group had a great trip to Rapid City, SD, which is right near Mt. Rushmore. The drive got a little long for some (especially the drivers), but overall it was a great opportunity to see God at work, and how he can use us to to share his love with others.
We rode a charter bus to Gulfport, Mississippi and had a hot, fun week serving those still affected by Hurricane Katrina. Even with temperatures above 100 degrees and high humidity, this group kept going strong for the whole week. Of course, while we drove back from our worksites for the day and sometimes “cranked” the music, I was unaware of how many were so exhausted they were sleeping in the back!
Middle School Mission Trip:
We stayed a bit closer to home, and this years trip to Duluth was our first trip in a while where we did not leave Minnesota. Service projects here included working with the elderly, serving in soup kitchens and helping with children’s ministries. A day spent along Lake Superior ended the trip – and the frigid waters were very welcome as we experienced some hot weather up North.