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Worth the While: Jeremiah Project

Editor’s Note: Last week 16 middle school students and five leaders traveled to Romney, West Virginia to participate in the Jeremiah Project. The following is a blog post from one of the students on the trip, Charlie Miller. It was my first year on a mission trip as well as my first year at Jeremiah Project (JP), and I wasn’t sure what to expect. But as soon as I got there I was glad because the minute I entered everyone was so friendly and cheerful, including the staff. Oh, and JP has ... Read More »

Feeling the Love at Jeremiah Project

Editor’s Note: Last week 16 middle school students and five leaders traveled to Romney, West Virginia to participate in the Jeremiah Project. The following is a blog post from one of the students on the trip, Sydney Schneider. During the mission trip there were plenty of sermons, but one sermon really stood out and helped me grow in faith with God. The key word in worship that day was “love,” and the verse was 1 Peter 1:22. The verse states, “Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth, so ... Read More »

At the Worksite

Editor’s Note: This week 16 middle school students and five leaders traveled to Romney, West Virginia to participate in the Jeremiah Project. The following are updates from two of the students on the trip. I went to the Jeremiah Project this year. I want to share what it was like on the worksite. You have to wear jeans at the site, and it is very hot. You have to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. On the first day you get put on a work team. Your team creates a ... Read More »

Toronto Student Mission Trip

Editor’s Note: This week 25 high school students and five leaders traveled to Toronto, Canada to do inner-city mission work. The following are updates from two of the students on the trip. We were off to the church. Our luggage was squished into the back of our Toyota Highlander. It would be unloaded and then reloaded into the bus that would take us to Toronto. We checked in, said farewells to parents, completed the usual pre-mission trip duties and then we prayed. While we were standing in a big circle, hands linked ... Read More »

When God Reminds You Why You are Serving on a Mission Trip at a Kitchen Table

Note from the editor: In October 2016, a team of nine people traveled to Tappahannock and Montross, Virginia on a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Tornado Recovery Mission Trip. This post comes from one of the volunteers, J. Scott Nicholls. When disaster hits, even though it may take a long time, buildings, homes and businesses that were damaged or destroyed by nature can ultimately be rebuilt. Personal belongings can be replaced, though keepsakes cannot. It is hard to see the devastating impact these events have on the “individuals,” both ... Read More »

Why Do We Go on Mission Trips?

Editor’s Note: In May 2016, a group of Floris UMC adults traveled to South Carolina to assist in rebuilding houses affected by recent floods. The following is a blog submitted by those group members. When we pulled up to our worksite, it was about 100 degrees outside. We arrived at a small, one-story house that had been victim to a flood that damaged the walls and floors and left the roof barely functional. After looking around a bit, the veteran mission trip members in our group hit the ground running. ... Read More »

Surrounded by Other Believers

Editor’s Note: This week 24 high school students and five leaders traveled to Reading, Pennsylvania to repair and transform homes and to strengthen and transform their own faith. The following is a blog post from one of the students, Nick Carper. This whole week has opened my eyes to some new things. The first thing that surprised me was our resident, Helga. We are serving veterans this week, and Helga’s husband served in our military. My crew is working on Helga’s house, painting her living room, kitchen, staircase and mudroom. Before ... Read More »

Student Mission Trip Q&A

Editor’s Note: This week 24 high school students and five leaders traveled to Reading, Pennsylvania to repair and transform homes and to strengthen and transform their own faith. The following is a blog post from one of the students, Grace Brady. Who are we serving this week? We are serving veterans who live in Reading, Pennsylvania. These people helped us by serving in the military, and now we get to help them. Can you describe your resident? My resident is a veteran who volunteered for the military at only 18 ... Read More »

Haiti Mission Trip 2016

The Floris UMC Haiti Mission Team Seven (consisting of co-leaders Karen Berlin and Dave Redding, along with Tracy Saunders, Mary Chamberlain, Jen Williams, Jon and Karen Connell, Patti Schule, Bill Meade, Maddie Sobol and Kate Hoing) returned in March of 2016 from an amazing trip abroad. This group consisted of seven members who have been to Haiti before and four new adventurers. Traveling early on March 11, they spent a week in Hermitage, a tiny village in southwestern Haiti. The Hermitage Project commenced over 10 years ago on land purchased ... Read More »

Layer by Layer–Sandy Relief Mission Team Update

It is a diverse yet spectacular view sitting rooftop on the Hall’s home nestled on this quiet Atlantic City street. In the near distance, one can see the extravagant strip of large and flashy casinos, with names like the Taj Mahal, Borgata and Revel. These dazzling buildings tower over layers of residential high rises and shops. The streets gently give way to neighborhoods filled with row houses, duplexes and single-family homes. Throughout it all, there are layers of life just like the strata of the earth—lives that are integrated on ... Read More »

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