READER FEEDBACK: Tell us about your spring break mission trip
Rain is falling. Flowers are blooming. It’s mission trip season.
Whether you’ve just returned from spring break or are traveling this week, please tell us where you’re going and what you’re doing for the Kingdom with your annual vacation. Please be sure to include your full name, churches and ministries involved in the trip and any other vital information.
We also want to know your thoughts on why you decided to serve, how your expectations stacked up against reality and how the trip has changed you and those around you.
We love seeing (and publishing) your photos. Please point us to where you’ve posted your spring break photos online or send us a few shots. E-mail them to me directly at [email protected].
FeedbackIt is exciting to report on our spring break mission trip. Our youth group, from the Crestview church of Christ in Waco, went to Bastrop, Texas to help with the Fire Relief. In September 2011 the area of Bastrop was hit hard by wildfires. Living just 2 hours away we hurt for all of the families in that area, so we wanted to help. We joined with several other groups that worked in Bastrop during the break and the work was eye opening. Our group worked for three days at the end of spring break and served 12 different families. One of our groups was given the task of clearing debris from a house that had been destroyed by the fires. All that was standing were parts of the walls that had to come down. Our group worked for two days straight putting all the bricks, ashes, metal and trash to the street. our second group worked with families clearing dead trees and brush off their property. We used chainsaws constantly. All of the trees and brush had to go to the road for pick up by the county. Our third group was working on construction. One family needed a dog run built, one needed skirting on their mobile home and another needed a shed. The work was amazing and even more so were the stories told to us by the families. Of all the families we worked with, only one had their home still standing after the fire. everyone else had lost their home and a few narrowly escaped with their lives. There will be needs in Bastrop for years to come and I pray that groups will continue to bless that area. It took us no time at all to fall in love with the people of Bastrop, they are very kind and supportive to volunteers. We were also blessed to be able to spend time with the Bastrop Church of Christ, they are a church reaching out to their community. Our teens and adults will be forever changed by what we saw and heard, and we are grateful that we could help. God touched our lives with this trip.
Pictures are headed your way.Jack WhiddonMarch, 21 2012In Cameroon Bible Institute of Wotutu, we are out now for Campaign to 18 different villages for one week and change for another one week to our home congregations for vacation, keep us in your prayers, Elangwe Esowe Greg, director CBIW and min of the Wotutu congregationElangwe EsoweMarch, 21 2012