What do a six-year-old and a seventy-two year old have in common? Well, a mission trip, of course! Twenty-four people from PCC traveled to serve Red Sands Christian School in Winslow, Arizona during the first week of Fall Break. We were testing the theory that all ages could serve together on a family mission trip and it truly was a beautiful experience melding four generations into one impactful week.
Missions is a priority for Plainfield Christian Church, so I travel a few times each year to visit, serve, and encourage a handful of our Global Impact Partners.
Mike Isaacs, Brenda Isaacs, and I had the privilege of traveling to Auckland, New Zealand in September to visit Jill Shaw, one of our Global Impact partners.
Our short visit was jam-packed! We did whatever we could to help Jill and learn more about her work.
In my life, I’ve had the opportunity to go on 10 different mission trips as a student or as a leader, and this trip was a unique one. Our team worked with BLOC Ministries—an inner-city ministry in Cincinnati devoted to living where they serve while, showing the love and hope of Christ to those around them.
So picture this: nine students and three adults in two church vans doing work projects in 95-degree weather. It was one sweaty, summer adventure, but it was so good!
We climbed into wooden canoes on the Oti river. We pushed off and our guides paddled us to the other side. We landed and stepped into Togo.
We hiked up the rocky river bank to the dirt road and hid from the hot sun under a small building with a thatched roof, eagerly waiting for our ride to arrive. We had already visited several churches in Ghana, but we could not have imagined what would happen next.