Mission trips are a way to discover new ways to help people in a community. This is what we found out on the junior high mission trip to Casper, Wyoming this July. We traveled around the city of Casper for about four days doing just that.
We learned about the Food Bank of the Rockies and how they provide food for people with “food insecurity”, or not knowing when their next meal will be. We spent time in a community garden with an organization called Food For Thought and helped organize and host a block party. We were also able to interact with people who were homeless or struggling with an income when we served lunches that we also helped package. We interacted with many of the same people when we served them a pizza dinner. We had great fellowship when we tied knots on fleece blankets that the same people who make the sack lunches help create.
I know I can speak for everyone that went on the trip when I say that all of us learned very valuable things that we will hold onto forever. Be it socializing with people that we wouldn’t normally think to talk to, making fleece blankets knowing that people will stay warm and feel the love of God when they use them, or touching the hearts of people that we helped, just as they touched our hearts. I hope to have many more positive experiences like this mission trip in the future!