With 31 teenagers and 7 leaders, our Youth Group OnMission team served the South Elgin community. 

“We are all hoping that we can accomplish what God has sent us hear (sic) to do, have a fun time, and spread the word about Christ.”  -Josh V.

“Even through all the hard work and sweat we put into these mission trips, It is 100% worth it.”  -Trinity F.

“I thought it was cool how people even skipped lunch and worked later than they had to just to get more work done. This would be a type of trip that I would do again.”  Michelle H. 

“During this trip I learned a lot about God and about his love. I grew in my relationship with [Him] so much. Everyone that came on the trip worked really hard and we got most of the stuff done.”   -Jeremy H.

Highlights:

  • We rebuilt and landscaped a whole new playground area and weeded all the gardens.
  • We painted the church entry way and repainted the church sign.
  • We led neighborhood kids through a Day Camp in a local park with five new families. (Surprisingly, for our first day, no kids showed up. We took this opportunity to stop and pray asking God what He wanted us to do next. It was clear from the teens responses that God was leading us to still bring Day Camp to this community. So we split up to run more fliers, prayed, and set up at a local park where kids saw us and joined in.)

Our students learned what it means to trust God in real time, and how easy it is to do great things this close to home. For more trip stories and student blog quotes, check out storiesof.us/soelgin.