The Jr. High Mission Trip to Charleston, SC was a most special and spirit-filled experience. Watson and I, along with a dozen others from Calvary returned safely last night. I want to thank all of our families and especially for Mike, Rebecca and Dianne who were wonderful in their leadership, giving our youth love and encouragement.
Some of the highlights included:
A stayover and Sunday worship at the Cathedral of Sts. Luke & Paul, a tour of St. Michaels, a prayer walk to AME Emmanuel (where the tragic shooting took place), a "fantastic" mission trip with Group Workcamps "Community of Hope", multiple team experiences in assisted living facilities and children's shelters throughout Charleston, and roughing it together.
Here below are links to two extremely humorous videos along with our theme song that were personal favorites of all. Take the time to ask the youth how they enjoyed the trip and what meant the most to them. We will continue to build on this success for our young families to grow in Christ at Calvary.
Thanks to all those who supported this trip financially and most importantly with prayers. We are now back in our homes, in our beds, with things familiar, yet missing the experience and friends we made.
Pictures may be found on our Calvary Facebook page or Fr. Jon's FB page.
Please enjoy the following video links that gave us some laughs.
This was our main prayer song.
Church Appropriate Dance Moves