Our mission team JJ21 has done it all! They have helped programs that support homelessness, poverty, mental health, moms and their babes, education, and the environment. They have built, cleaned, promoted, made presentations, collaborated, collected, delivered, educated, and learned all kinds of new things. In the process, they have received and experienced a bunch of “God moments” that they now share with each other, and will strengthen them throughout their lives. They did this all in the span of five days, and…they didn’t even have to leave the city!
This year’s mission proved that if you have a spirit of service, you can find a place to serve. “Ask and you shall receive” is the good ol’ verse, so when our team’s plans got cancelled due to Covid, and they asked God for a new purpose for their mission, He delivered. Cleaning and painting storage sheds for Mamas for Mamas, learning and getting updates about youth homelessness from Dr. Hannah Gibson from CMHA, putting together party bags for Mamas as well as 20 backpacks filled with various supplies for teens at risk of homelessness in school, visiting St. Joes and making presentations to grades 6/7 about the program, planning and shooting a promotional video for the new Wellness on Wheels, Foundry bus, building chicken coops, and finally delivering the donations from our diaper drive to Mamas for Mamas headquarters, seems like an impossible task, but our girls did it!
They are needless to say exhausted, and deserve a weekend of rest. We are so thankful to them for the great good they have done throughout our community, and for being amazing representatives of our school.