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Mission Trip Blog

Learn about the journeys of Westminster’s various mission trip teams.

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  1. Mission Trip Blog : Saturday: We Made It!

    Blog post written by Dorene Palermo.

    We had a good trip… on time, even! Our plane from Raleigh landed at the gate for departure to Haiti so we used the same plane with only a 20 minute layover! That helped ensure our bags would arrive with us (and they did!).

    I had a window seat for the first time, and I hope some of the pictures of the enormous thunder (hurricane?) clouds out the window in the distance will turn out. (The airplane window is quite an interference.) What really amazed me is how truly mountainous Haiti is as seen from the top, and how covered with trees! I love mountains, and the terrain of the entire island is actually beautiful.

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  2. Mission Trip Blog : Thursday: Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

    Blog post written by Dorene Palermo.

    Sunday was truly a blessed day… blessing of the dresses and clothes and the Mission Team at both services was terrific. “Clothes and stuff ” everywhere, to quote some of the children. Looks like we may have at least 18 suitcases full of the medications and clothes to wrestle through the airports. Our own clothes (scrubs and shirts) in our roller bags and backpacks. Chris’ blessing and the love pouring forth on us from everyone in the Sanctuary just continues the constant and selfless support we have been receiving all year from so many people from so many places.

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  3. Mission Trip Blog : June 20: Day 2

    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.


  4. Mission Trip Blog : June 19: Day 1

    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

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  5. Mission Trip Blog : June 18: Orientation

    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.

    Lauren Nichols


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