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Youth Mission Trip Reflections 2013

by Robert Goodrich

Hey Central, I just wanted to give you a little insight into the Washington DC mission trip we just returned from. It was an exciting, enlightening, and extremely tiring mission trip...and I wouldn't change a single thing. This mission trip allowed for numerous opportunities to learn about our country's history, experience first hand what it is like for those who rely solely on public transit, and give back to those who live in the surrounding communities in DC.

We assisted elderly people who are unable to take care of their lawns through the ministry of Age in Place (www.ageinplace.org/). We helped out at the Capitol Area Food Bank by preparing 8 pallets(576 boxes) that consisted of basic meals for needy families throughout the DC area. We also assisted the Washington DC Boys and Girls Club by leading some of their programs throughout that week.

We met many interesting and memorable people. We saw countless unforgettable museums and monuments. And we definitely saw God in each and every mission opportunity we participated in.

The main thing I took away from the mission trip was my experience at the National Holocaust Museum. If you have never been, I urge you to go. The museum is like nothing else. I walked away humbled, sad, hopeful, and ready to make a difference in God's world.

Thank you for always being so willing and ready to support our youth. If it were not for people like you, and a church like ours, these great youth would not have been able to have such an awesome experience.

As always, thank you for who you are and what you do. Let's continue allowing God to enter our hearts and challenge us to become more like the Christ we follow.

Serving Christ with You Always,
Robert

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