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Middle School Youth Mission
Summer 2017: Raleigh Youth Mission
Summer 2016 at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia
In The Words of Some of Our Volunteers:
What We Did and What We Learned
Sophia & Sophie:
Today we had an exhausting but exciting day. We spent the majority of it working here at Broad Street
Ministry serving at Breaking Bread. Breaking Bread is a daily meal served at BSM to anyone who is in need of it. We were split up into different groups doing different jobs. Some examples of these jobs were, bussing tables, serving the food, putting the food on plates, working in the kitchen, helping in the mailroom, and even working in the clothing closet. We learned that even though serving a meal may seem simple, many different jobs and a lot of hard work are needed for it to run smoothly.
Today was our second day at Broad Street Ministry, and we did lots of fun and interesting things. This Morning my group took a walking tour of center city with a man named Andre. He showed us lots of cool parts of the city that I wouldn’t have noticed without him. One of my favorite things he showed us was a mural created by the homeless community, which was very moving and showed me that God puts beauty everywhere.
Later that day my group went to help out at a nonprofit organization called “One Step Away” where we participated in a program called “Vendor for a Day.” My group split up into two different groups and went out into the city to sell newspapers written by people experiencing homelessness. Half of the money we earned was given to the other people selling the papers. This is a very important factor in their lives because it gives them an income so they can pay for rent and food. A very kind woman there showed us how to sell the papers and read us some of the poems she had written in the paper.
I felt that God was present in all of these things and in all these peoples’ lives because wherever we went, there were always happy and kind people, and there were always ways we could help them. From what I did today, I now see people who don’t have homes in a different way.
Our middle school summer mission trip is open to all SPCers who are 5th-8th graders as of spring 2017. Trip information and application forms are now available! Time is of the essence; there are cost incentives to signing up by January 31, and penalties for registering after February 28.
Click on the poster (right) to read more, and download the registration form here: Raleigh Youth Misssion
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Wednesday, July 5 to
Saturday, July 8
Registration now open!