Day 20-East Team- July 4th

Happy 4th of July! We started the day by helping out at the “Good News Camp” by moving some trash and making name tags. When we finished up there, we went to the Waynesboro Fourth of July Jubilee. We put on a program and then spent the rest of the afternoon making conversation and encouraging people. After we left, we spent some time with God back at the church, then went out to dinner. After dinner we met up with the pastor and watched the...

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West Coast, Best Coast: Day 12, July 3rd

Today was another fun and busy day for our students! We started the morning off with a quick breakfast and devotional time. The students then packed up the bus and we were on our way to Hsi Lai Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the United States. Ed Trenner took some time and showed us around, and we were lucky to have an awesome tour guide named August. It was a great learning experience for our students and they learned a lot about...

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Day 19- East Team- July 3rd

Today was a hot one!!!! This morning we traveled to Hagerstown, Maryland for laundry and lunch. After we finished up there we drove to Waynesboro Grace. We met the pastor and got a tour of the church and then went right to work setting up for the 4th of July jubilee tomorrow. We took a quick dinner break then did a program for the community here. Emily gave her object lesson at the program. After the program we split up guys and girls and went...

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West Coast, Best Coast: Day 11, July 2nd

The West Coast team had another productive and enjoyable day today! We spent all morning and afternoon serving at Saddleback Food Pantry. The students were separated into groups and helped sort and organize food. They accomplished all the tasks assigned them and then some and had some great conversations with other volunteers along the way. We got to go to Saddleback’s campus to see how some of their ministries work and were blessed with...

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Day 18- East Team- July 2nd

After breakfast this morning, we went to Echo Valley Grace Brethren church. After meeting the youth group, we spilt up into groups to clean up the Tremont and Donaldson area. One group ended up weeding an elderly woman’s yard and had the opportunity to pray with her after. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch before heading to Schoolyard Square StoneRidge Retirement Community. Alana shared her object lesson with the residents. We were able to put on a...

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West Coast, Best Coast: Day 10, July 1st

Mondays are always a hard day in ministry after a Sunday full of different programs and times engaging with people, but our students worked hard and served faithfully today! We began the day with time in the Word, and then the students were sent out to do some canvassing in local neighborhoods to promote Grace Fellowship Church of Cherry Valley’s upcoming vacation Bible school. The students were able to distribute over 1400 flyers! We then had...

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East Team- Day 17- July 1

Today we had a slow start and slept in until 8:30. We started the day with hour with God and some memory verse practice. After that Trevor gave a sermon to the team before we left. We went to Manheim Grace for lunch, then did some canvassing for them. Later in the afternoon, we had a teaching by Alyssa. The boys did some construction for the church and the girls had some extra bonding time. We had dinner at Manheim Grace, then took a Walmart...

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