We ask for your prayers for our UMARMY (United Methodist Action Reach out Mission by Youth) Mission trip July 6th-12th. Be sure to be in worship Sunday July 13th to hear what we accomplished!
We are like a small army. We invade a local United Methodist church and take over large rooms for sleeping, worship, eating and tool storage. But we also invade the town with Christian service, love and good will. This year our oldest youth (we have three who are on their fourth trip!) will be building two handicap ramps and a deck. Others will do yard work and painting.
Thursday night is very special. We host a dinner for those we serve. They share with us what our time with them means to them. Some cry, some sing, all speak about how much our service means to them and renews their faith.
One year, a town official from the town we were then serving in Connecticut was beside me at the dinner. After hearing several of the heart felt testimonies, he turned to me and said, “I was only going to be here for a few minutes, but this is so wonderful I can’t leave.”
We are love for each other and for all we serve this week. I am so thankful to serve a church that supports this kind of mission.
Grace and Peace,