Trinity has a number of children who follow Jesus teachings by committing to mission and service. A special group of these kids went one step further by committing to a four day three night Summer Mission Trip. On June 25 nine kids and four adults packed and headed east for mission, service, Bible Study, meal preparation, prayer, friendship and fun. After settling in a Virginia Wesleyan College dorm, we began preparing for the next few days. We chose and wrapped items that would be bingo prizes for our visit to Lydia Roper Home the next day. We also worked on decorating lunch bags for Potter’s House. Our first evening (and each evening to follow) ended with Bible study, prayer and watching part of a movie. Sunday we worshipped at Great Bridge UMC, picnicked and picked up trash in Locks Park, shopped for bulk items for Potter’s House & all the items needed to prepare a meal for Ronald McDonald House and played Bingo with the ladies at Lydia Roper Home. Monday we left early for Nimmo UMC Community garden, where we harvested (squash, zucchini and cucumbers), trimmed, weeded and got rid of bugs & insect eggs. We then headed to Potters House (at VA Beach UMC) with the produce we picked, where we packaged bulk items (rice, diapers, detergent) in small bags so they could be distributed to the homeless and needy that visit there. We spent a great afternoon at the beach, before heading back to VA Wesleyan to prepare a meal for Ronald McDonald House (tacos, guacamole dip, fruit salad and dirt pudding). Tuesday we packed, cleaned up, enjoyed a talent show put on by the kids and loaded for our trip home. On the way we visited and dropped off the meal at Ronald McDonald house in Norfolk and shared a well-deserved pizza meal at YNot. What an amazing trip!!

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