Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Trip Experiences

In our last CSM Email Announcements we asked readers to email us with their experiences. You can do the same! Send us your stories!

This summer I served with CSM in New York. It was a great experience for me. I grew spiritually and the Lord showed me a lot of things. I faced some of my fears and with the Lord's help I overcame them. I grew in my relationship with God and with my peers. I saw the Lord's mercy in the city and It was very exciting to see so much hope.
-Student from Miami, FL

I had such a great time in New York. I loved the prayer tour (though it was
very long) it was very inspiring and a great way to start the trip. I also
found it very interesting going to soup kitchens and food distribution sites
to help out and actually interact with the people we serve. I also loved the
experience of eating new foods everyday! My favorite was the Polish food. I
will never forget the sour cream and applesauce mixture. :) I had a really
amazing time and I can't wait to go on another trip next year!
-Student from Victorville, CA

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Reflecting on NYC

Okay, so my feet kinda hurt, I'm tired, we have been on about 1,000,000 different dirty subways, our church has no air conditioning, and it feels like 150 degrees outside. But surprisingly this has been one of the best trips I have been on. It isn't just the fact that we're in NYC, it's the people that make up the Burroughs of NYC. We have visited areas from Harlem to 5th Ave, and have shopped and volunteered. Shopping is fun, but speaking to the people of New York in soup kitchens, the parks, and the streets I have learned so much. These kids and adults have impacted my life in BIG ways. We can ease someone's suffering just by slowing down and asking about their day and their life. It's pretty much the best two weeks of my life and the trip will only get better!
-CSM Trip Participant, 10th grader from OK

Click here to read more amazing reflections from a group that just returned from serving with CSM in New York City!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Video from Nashville!

Check out this video about "Momma Mac", a woman at one of our Nashville ministry sites (Adult Day Services). If you serve with us in Nashville you just may be able to meet her :)