Monthly Archives: June, 2017
Consider the name you were given. Are you named after someone or after a place that your parents treasured? Has anyone ever given you a nickname? If you have children, consider the names you bestowed to them – where did they come from? Why did you choose that name? What did it feel like the first time you spoke their name, claiming them as your own?
Consider the names you’ve been called. Perhaps this is a wholly other list than the names you’ve been given. Have any names stung you, leaving a lasting pain? Do you remember someone hurling an insult to you across the playground or the family dinner table? Or just as painful but in the way that hangs heavy like regret – do you remember the names you’ve called other people? Someone you loved or someone you chose to dislike? Names that flew off your tongue and names you would do anything to take back?Read more...
Hello WPC I am Ben Chesser, one of the youth on the Atlanta mission trip. Today all of the youth were together the whole time. We got up at 7 and were on the road at 7:30. We arrived at a farm and immediately got to work. My group helped spread gravel into holes at their parking lot, and then helped pull weeds. That lasted for 4 hours. Then we left to go to Medshare, which is an organization that sends medical supplies to people who need it. That was a lot of fun. Overall our second day was also a great success.
Hello WPC I am Shelby Page one of the Youth on the Atlanta mission trip. Today we split the group in half to go to our work cites. Half of the group went to a homeless agency where we fed women and children. We also got to interact with the people and learn about them. The other half went to a nursing home where they played games. They also hung out with the elderly living there. We then altogether went to the MLK center and Ebenezer church. Overall our first day was a success.
– Shelby Page
A video update:
Today we rode to Atlanta in our minivans and blasted horrible music for 8 hours straight. When we got here, we parked and brought all our stuff in and got settled on our mattresses. We then did an orientation, which consisted of stories from the leader Chad, an observatory walk around the block, and an overview of rules. After orientation we had free time, and most people just played cards. We had debriefing time with our group, we are now playing hand games with the other church group that is staying with us.