Monday, June 18, 2007

Numero Cinco

We just put the final touches on trip number 5 - a mini missions experience for middle school students. Long time readers will remember that for the past three summers, we have taken teams of students to serve at CMTS, which gives participants a very unique view of the world, an out-of-the-box perspective on missions and a weekend full of manual labor. All of the elements are strategic, especially the manual labor - we want those kids to be pretty tired at the end of the day so they don't give us any trouble. [I'm kidding, sort of...]

This year, in an attempt to rearchitect the experience, we came up with plans very late for a middle school experience. Instead of traveling anywhere, we are using GCC as a hub and will be serving two locally connected ministries. Also, because of the lateness, we aren't requiring this team to be at Mission Advance, happening this weekend.

Part of me is a little disappointed we aren't taking them further away and doing something more daring and dramatic. But overall, I'm glad we are at least doing something. You know middle school - hormones, awkwardness, energy, fluctuations between being a kid and being an adult - when better to plant and grow a mission to rescue humanity?

[Info sheet is available in the upper right hand sidebar, "Light Company Mini Missions".]

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