Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday High School Mission Trip Update

Hey Y'all! 

The southern hospitality has been good to us down here in Lumberton so far. The advance set up team has been here since last Wednesday working with the disaster response team down here to get everything ready for our group to work this week. 

Now that everyone is here and we have a full day of work under our belt it really feels like HSMT 2017 is in full swing. 

For those of you who aren't that familiar with PCW Youth allow me this humble brag. Our students are the best! They are gifted, charming, funny, beautiful, humble people. And they are surrounded by some of the best grown ups. We do a lot all year to build our faith and community but we have more time and opportunity on this trip than anywhere else. 
That's why we love it so much and why we never shut up about it. I'm sorry - but we're just so excited! 

Day 1 is always full of surprises. But luckily one of the surprises from this Day 1 was that our PCW family is coming through for us even when we are so far away. Shout out to Sally Wright for telling us about her alma mater located down here. We spend Monday night eating pizza, playing kick ball and watching the sunset on their beautiful campus. Thanks Sally! 

Our team is learning a lot about what it means to walk with a community through these early months of recovery work. We feel honored to be a part of the process that brings displaced families back into their homes. 

Please keep up the continued prayers! If you grabbed a Mission Team bracelet with one of our names on it wear it and share it! Take a picture and post it to social media so we can remember that our friends and family back home believe in us. 

More good stuff to come! 


Friday, June 23, 2017

High School Mission Trip 2017

Our group of 64 students and 26 adult advisors are headed to Lumberton, NC from June 25-July 2 for flood disaster recovery efforts! Let us pray for their safety, health and good experiences as they embark on this wonderful journey together.

We will be updating: 

Make sure to follow those pages to stay up to date!!!

Parents/Guardians of students on the trip: You will receive an informative email in the middle of the week with your student's flight information for their return home on July 2! Don't panic if you can't remember what time to pick them up! We're here to remind you!

God Bless,
Linnette Mercado, Youth Assistant

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MSMT 2016 Final Work Day

Wednesday, August 3: Today is the group's final work day! They will be headed home to NJ tomorrow morning! I'm sure they will have lots of fantastic stories about all of the work they did and people they met, during their time in Philadelphia!

Fun time today for the Fishtown group!

Mural tour this morning!

Adding more welcome to the chairs in the Sanctuary.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Middle School Mission Trip Update

The middle school group has been very busy these past few days. Below, you can see a few pictures of them working in a few different Urban Gardens. Fantastic work youth! They will be on their way back to NJ on Thursday, August 4. Let us keep them in our prayers as they do God's work.