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Report From South Carolina Mission Trip (Sr. High Students)

hs pic1Many high-school students would say that the best parts of their summer is sitting by the pool all day, or staying out late with friends, but not our 12th grader, Daniel Perry. Daniel says that, “The [youth] mission trip is one of the best parts of my summer. It is a vacation that allows fellowship with friends, fun experiences, and a sense of self accomplishment.” For the first two days of the mission trip, we served at Victor United Methodist Church, leading their VBS. There, Rev. Pat Gannaway hs pic 2described our youth group as “God sent,” because without our youth group there to lead, there would have been nobody to lead VBS. Next, on Wednesday, the youth volunteered at the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, South Carolina. There our youth group sorted clothes, pulled weeds, cleaned out closets, and prepared medical relief bags. This mission trip just wasn’t about serving God though, it was also a chance to learn about the local culture, experience new things that cannot be experience here in Troy, and to gain new and insightful knowledge, all while having fun. Things that our youth learned ranges from facts about local painters, to the town of Charlestown paranormal activity history, to local dolphin ecology, and even to wear and reapply sunscreen and read signs. This was definitely a memorable trip for many. hs pic 3Recently graduated senior, Ryan Froidcoeur said that he was, “Very happy that I got to be a part of this group. I learned a lot about the world away from home and more about the people on this trip. I am glad that my last mission trip as a high-schooler was with this group, I had a great time, thank you.”

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