The youth are back from their mission trip and they want to thank everyone from both congregations who supported them financially, with prayers, and with sock and toiletries, we couldn’t have done it without you! The trip was exhausting, rewarding, spiritually uplifting, energizing, heartbreaking, and a truly wonderful experience. The kids made me burst with pride, they worked hard, were warm and gracious with the people they interacted with, and got along famously-even in tight quarters and through a 3 day monopoly game. Inge, Laura and I were able to participate fully in the service activities, because the kids were so professional and followed the rules of our host and the different service sites so flawlessly. I have reprinted the email “blurbs” that Inge wrote during the week we were gone, as they truly capture the spirit of the week and give those of you who missed them a chance to see what service activities we did. Enjoy!