Sunday, September 12, 2010

Workcamp 2010

Thank YOU!
2010 Mission Trip Workcampers Update

Our 4 Workcampers and 2 adult leaders packed up the 14 passenger van on Saturday, June 26th . Not entirely sure what to expect, they headed across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa (nearly 630 miles!), giving up cell phones, Ipods, home cooked meals, a comfortable bed, and solo, barefoot showers, all to act as God’s hands and feet in Mission Work. We arrived in Mt. Vernon, Illinois at the Casey Middle School, amped up after a good nights’ rest in Milwaukee (having left at 6 am!) and began to prepare ourselves for the week ahead.

During this week, our youth collaborated with 350 youth from across the country in service, worship, and daily devotions. The many projects our youth and chaperones encountered included painting, siding, scraping, building wheelchair ramps, and more! Each of the youth and chaperones was put into a separate “Work Crew”, designed to develop and utilize each members’ skills in the project.

The theme for the 2010 Workcamp was “UndeSERVEd”, based on Luke 15:1-32, the story of the Prodigal Son. "For this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found. So the party began." Each day, work crews and our Bethesda group spent time sharing in devotions based on a snippet of this verse. Think of it as intense, weeklong Bible Study!

This week was an INCREDIBLE experience, and we couldn’t have done any of it without the amazing support of Bethesda! Thank you all for your prayers, notes, support, and of course, funds to help get us there! We’re already looking forward to planning next year’s trip! A very VERY special thank you to Danny Doyscher for giving of his time and talent as a chaperone for this year’s Workcamp!

2011 Location: Busby, Montana - June 26th-July 2nd! More details coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful experience. You certainly did make a difference in lives. May God bless all of you for the fine work you have done. Prepare for the next journey, Montana. I guess there will be no Wisconsin stop over for that trip.
    M. Atkinson