Thursday March 26th 2015
As our mission trip comes to an end, we continue to make memories on the bus ride home. We had a sleep in this morning – we got to sleep until 7:30! We packed up our stuff and ate breakfast one last time with the Next Step Crew. It was such a blessing to be able to meet and mingle with them. It provided us with a unique opportunity to converse with fellow Christians who are in the same pursuit as we are in our Culver bubble. They brought an abundance of experiences and stories that enabled us to learn and mature in our individual walks with Christ.
Once we said our final goodbyes and took some group pictures, we loaded the bus for the LONG ride home. Most of us slept until our first stop at Chick-fil-a in Alabama. We continued the ride with games and laughter-filled conversations. We arrived in Tennessee to stop for the night. We went to Fire House Subs for dinner and got some cute pictures with fire hats. We are staying at a local church for tonight and passing the time watching March Madness and playing Frisbee and Lacrosse in the gym.
Overall, this experience has definitely been eye opening. We were all given a unique opportunity to grow in our faith, no matter where we are on that journey. It was humbling to hear the stories of others and learn how to serve others for God’s glory. The lessons we were taught not only stretched our thinking but also helped us further our understanding of Christianity, its importance, and its purpose in our lives. The love that was expressed throughout the week was truly unexplainable and irreplaceable. Not only did we grow closer to God, we grew together as a family. I hope and pray that the experiences we shared this week will go beyond this trip. I plan to continue the relationships I formed when we return to the Culver community. The games, music, jokes, work and play were all valuable factors in our trip and I am thankful for the opportunity to have been apart of Team Mississippi 2015. The memories will not be forgotten, and the experiences will have a lasting impact on our lives.
And we’re out,
& Team Mississippi 2015
Memories to last a lifetime