Sometimes it is easy to forget that the journey itself may be most important, while we often focus on the destination. We offer our high school students the opportunity to go on a mission trip and this year the team was able to go back to Guatemala. It is our hope and prayer that they see the mission trip as an opportunity to serve others, to glorify the Lord, and to learn something about themselves along the way.
Mr. Jorgensen, our lead High School Bible Teacher, has students do regular journaling exercises in the Bible classes. He shared one student’s reflections on their recent mission trip experience in Guatemala: “I also am very grateful for the time I got to spend in Guatemala with my friends, serving God and His people. It was a pleasure and an honor to minister to the Guatemalan families and churches. However, I think I received even more than I gave. Their faith and gratitude and contentment really challenged me in my little faith and discontentment. I saw God moving a lot in the aspect of my faith being challenged and strengthened. It was also beautiful to see more genuine sides of my peers– i.e. seeing their faith and compassion in ways that are not brought out in typical classroom settings. I saw how God affected their hearts and faith as well. It was honestly such a blessing.”
I don’t think there is anything I need to add to this…other that I am grateful that this amazing group of young people were able to go on the trip. Mrs. Olson