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Keeping Things Moving!

As you may have noticed, several of our serving projects this week have been construction, creating ramps and decks and more. And of course, this means POWER TOOLS! So far, all of the kids have happily helped with at least one power tool.

The pictures below may not all feature power tools, but they definitely feature some powerful mission trippers, pushing through the middle of the week!

Check Out This Year’s Mission Partners: FARM Cafe!

Can’t wait for more pictures of the First Church Youth Community in action? Check out the organizations with whom we are working this summer!

All week, teams have been heading to Boone, NC to serve at FARM Cafe’, where we have fought the unique issue of poverty by serving meals “for all, regardless of means” (F.A.R.M.). Check out their website at http://farmcafe.org/index.html to learn more about this unique outreach to the needy and their dedication to serving all with fresh, locally sourced meals.

Check Out This Year’s Mission Partners: Caldwell Heritage Museum!

Can’t wait for more pictures of the First Church Youth Community in action? Check out the organizations with whom we are working this summer!

On Tuesday evening, we welcomed a special guest from the local historical society, the Caldwell Heritage Museum, to tell us more about the history and culture of the area where we are staying and serving this week. Check out their website at www.caldwellheritage1841.weebly.com to learn more about this museum and the people of the Cherokee National Forest area in northwestern North Carolina.

Work is Done for Day One!

All four teams dived right into their work Monday morning! For some of us, this day brought the first venture into the community… and the first time we were face to face with the needs of those we are serving. Others got to experience some camp life while taking care of our “home” for the night. But all four groups had an amazing time!