Hello from Columbus! We made it here safe and sound and had a great first day! I am always impressed with how our middle schoolers act on our mission trips and today was no exception!
Last night, we listened to Billy and Corey walk us through some mission trip training. We learned the importance if putting ourselves last and the example that we can set for others as followers of Christ. Since this is a first time thing for middle schoolers this is a big part of our night. We also threw in a little kickball with Pastor Nick and a trip to Wal-Mart! It was a busy first night, but we had a blast!
Today we woke up, loaded up, and headed down to the great city of Columbus. After unloading and eating lunch at Grace Polaris Church, we left for the Hilliard YMCA. This is where Movement Church meets on Sundays so we were able to meet Josh, the worship leader of Movement, and hear about Movement and what the Y is doing in Hilliard. Students were awesome as they pulled weeds, picked up trash, cleaned windows and walls, and put together collection boxes for the Y.
After a quick dinner at Wendy’s we went to visit a great Ohio icon…the Horseshoe. We were able to take students in so they could see where the Buckeyes play and while it was quick they thought it was awesome! We then headed to Graeter’s for a Columbus treat. Can’t visit Columbus without it! We ended the night with some 9-square and a team time with Billy.
This group of students have already stared to pull together as a team. It has been so neat to see their servants hearts and their love for God! They have been such a light and testament to those around them. I feel like a proud momma! Tomorrow…or today really…is going to be a very busy day! Please be praying for us as we work with SON ministries and for our safety as we travel around the city. Also be praying that our students have opportunities to show the love of Christ to others!
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