HS Mission Trip Summer 2015

This mission trip meant a lot to me because it was my last big event as a student in the Argyle UMC youth group. It also was important to me because I was able to go back to the place where I had my first experience with the youth group. The summer before my freshman year i was able to go on the mission trip to South Dakota and I worked on a Community Center. During this trip, I was able to go back and see that the work that we did four years ago was still intact. I had a lot of fun both on the trip to and from South Dakota and during the week at the work site and on the college campus. I made some great relationships while on the trip with other students, leaders, and children that I was able to hangout with throughout the week while on the worksite. I hope to continue my friendship with these people as I go on to college next semester. Through a relationship I formed with some of the neighborhood children I was able to talk to them about God and hopefully I made a positive impact on their lives. At the end of the week one of the boys, Jason, that I had become really close to gave me a note/drawing that made me truly understand the impact I had on their lives. The drawing said “I believe God” and had a picture of a cross surrounded by stained glass and he had drawn a picture of me, Kaylie Pool, and him with some of his siblings all sitting at a church. I will never forget him and his siblings and the impact that he had on my life. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to return to Rapid City because the trip brought me closer to God, helped me create new relationships, and was a great end to my time as a student of the Argyle UMC youth group.