This summer 12 kids and 4 adults from our youth group went to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to help the people in their community. When we first arrived, we were introduced to the youth group that we would be working with all week. While we were there, we helped at an animal shelter, walking the dogs and playing with all the animals. The boys went to Dare Challenge, which is a rehab center for men, and helped stain their deck. While the boys were there, the girls helped at the food pantry, collecting and sorting food. We also helped at a local thrift shop and safe home. Since their pastor is retiring too, we helped them pack and clean the parsonage. Lastly, we handed out water bottles at the beach with bible verses on them. We ended each day with dinner and a devotional.
We also had fun walking, swimming, and playing at the beach. We made great friendships with the youth from Kitty Hawk and strengthened our youth group as well. Over all, I think it was a great mission trip, we did a lot of work and had a lot of fun. I hope we can go back next summer!