Sorry, I don't have much time to reflect on our Nashville mission trip.
But here are a few quick things:
*Our youth were stretched by being broken up with groups from across the country (Texas, South Carolina, Iowa, Kansas, New York, etc).
*The morning & evening programs were challenging and made youth reflect and get out of their comfort zones.
*You had lunch devo's with your "crew" of teens from around the country.
*You had evening devo's after the evening program, which was very interactive, staying away from a "service" or "sermon" feel.
*All the kids seemed to have "I get it" moments in different areas where they no longer thought "inside the box."
*We served Nashville through two opposite end of the spectrum VBS', prepping a building that would become a facility for abused children, assisted with various ministries and their children, painted, picked up trash, cut down trees, trimmed bushes, visited with the elderly.
*Our youth came to "renovate" Nashville. Ultimately, it renovated their hearts even more on topics like love, peace, forgiveness, and living out our life!
Bottom line: Our kids grew closer to Christ. I chose this mission trip b/c I wanted a balance of serving the community and also being challenged spiritually. And it happened!
I would recommend Group Workcamps to almost anyone.
To see a few pictures from the week check our post on the Connexion Youth Blog.