2018 Youth Mission Trip - St Louis

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July 24, Youth Mission Trip - St. Louis

Hello from St. Louis! Today was day 3, Our crew went to a domestic violence shelter for women and children. We helped to set up apartments for new residents to live in! We chose sheets and items for the kitchen to add to the apartments!

Another crew went to Gateway Greening community garden and helped weed and cut bushes to make the garden look better! Our third group went to a nursing home and talked to the residents! After that we all came back and had a disscusion about racism and how to see people through God's eyes.

Next we went to a very fun community cookout! We ate with members of the community, and a lady came and sang (Hayley was jamming out)! Then some community members danced and we all clapped and danced along!

Finally we had a minister come and give us a sermon about accepting our sins and God's forgiveness. We all came back and had worship, and may have gotten the lights turned off on us while trying to blog this. Alright we're gonna hit the hay, LOVE YOU MOM!!

Hayley and Claire



July 23, 2018 - Day Two St. Louis

Hello Immanuel Lutheran family! This is Caty Henriksen coming at you live from St. Louis, Missouri. At breakfast this morning I decided to be vegan...for a good 20 minutes. Today was our first day at the work sites. Chad, Piper, Jackson and I started off the day at a nursing home. We brought the residents to chapel for "praise and sing." At times it was hard to understand them, but overall it was nice to get to know them. The second part of the day we spent at Campus Kitchen. We made food and delivered it to people across the street.  This was truly a remarkable experience. During our free time we went to a pizza place called Pi. Fun fact: it is Barack Obamas favorite pizza place in St. Louis. After a great dinner, we went to the Gateway Arch. It was nice to go all the way to the top and see all of St. Louis from 630 feet above. Anyways I should probably let someone else talk now. Hopefully I will talk to you guys again soon. 

Auf Wiedersehen!

Hey guys, it's Chipper Pipper right here in St. Louis. I was in the same group as Caty Cat with J Smitty and Chad Daddy, so you know the whole layout of today. We had a ton of fun with all the inside jokes. One of my favorite things that happened today was when we delivered meals to a senior apartment facility that me made from Campus Kitchen. The fun part was when me, Caty, and Jackson were on the 17th floor delivering our meals and I accidentally said, "Campus Chicken!" instead of, "Campus Kitchen!"

Thats all! Goodnight from Piper and the squad. God bless you all and goodnight!

July 22, 2018 - Day One St. Louis

Hey hey party people! Its Ashlee Miller coming at you live from St. Louis, MO. Thats right we are still alive... well at least I am. JK we are all safe and happy. The day started off great and because of the two vans  we switched the people around every two hours!! Steve did get us lost but he figured it out very quickly so we still made good time. Our group has been split into three. This trip should be very eyeopening and informative. I look forward to a fun uplifting week!

Ashlee Miller signing off. 

Hello and welcome to my TED-talk. This is Caitlin Renee Henriksen. I am in a very good mood because my group for the week is Piper, Jackson, and Chad as our "chaperone". Our group name is the Bread Co. Bagels. Which is the best thing ever if you ask me. I will be back tomorrow with more spunk and jazz to make your day brighter. It is time to go to sleep now so we can get some good rest for tomorrow. 

Thank you and goodnight! -Caty Henriksen.