I got to spend the past week with some great kids from Crosspointe Church in Washington D.C. working with the Center for Student Missions organization. Our high school kids took a short term mission trip to our nation’s capital to serve the poor and homeless for a week.
The majority of these kids had never served in this manner before and it was, to say the least, an eye opening experience for them. I would even say that it removed them from their comfort zone of Apex and Cary.
I have had the privilege of being on many short term mission teams but this was the first that I had been on exclusively with students. These kids rocked! I told them on the last night there that I would take them anywhere to serve. Not once in our week there did I hear a complaint and they served with grace and compassion wherever CSM had us serve. Whether it was making beds at a men’s shelter, bagging meals for AIDS and cancer patients or reading to a 6 year old in a summer program at the DC Boys and Girls club, they really stepped up and were the hands and feet of Jesus.
So, thank you guys for pouring yourselves into this week and coming back with a new perspective of life outside our comfort zones.
To Merry, Brianna, Sam, Jenna, Sarah, Jordan, Toni, Stephen, Sammi, Dick and Bailey: you guys are the best. Thanks for giving it all in DC last week.
-Rick, CSM Trip Leader