Archive for July 2015

Final Day in Detroit..

Today in Detroit we had a final worship in Ford Field. The service was one to remember. Bishop Eaton’s sermon was moving and captivating, or at least in my opinion. Near the end we sang a few songs and reveled the location for the next youth gathering in 2018. Later we joined the synod and…

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Fluffy Teal Narwhals Proclaim Justice

We had an amazing opportunity to serve the communicant with our fellow Lutherans. We cleared alley ways in a neighborhood. After that we went to the Ford Field and had an awesome worship time. I built bridges with friends and others. I have had an amazing time already and I can’t wait for more! ~Olivia Kyles…

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Proclaim Community

A huge thanks to Trinity Oaks for our breakfast – the muffins are a hit! Today was all about Community – and we loved it.   We spent the day in Cobo Center at what is called the interaction center.  It is fully of activities from service projects, to painting murals, to decorating our bibles and…

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A long, but fun day #1

Hello from Detroit! It’s hard to believe that we started the day at 6 am in Dayton, Ohio. We then boarded the bus at 7 am, and after 4 long hours of driving, we arrived in the city at 11am and immediately boarded the Detroit Princess – a large paddleboat, with 1,100 people on board.…

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Day 1: Departure

Reporting live from Dayton, Ohio…Ann, Chris, Camantha-Rea, Bethanie, Connor, Jared, Victoria, and Faith: This bus trip went by “fast”! We started with a drizzle which led to a massive down pour with very strong winds. We are thankful for our bus driver, Toby, who brought us safely to Danielle’s house for an awesome meal: pulled pork,…

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Knoxville Day 4..

Today I had the opportunity to go to Beardsly Farm and do the VMC (Volunteer ministry center) movie. At Beardsly Farm, I got to weed some of the garden beds and I got to water some of the plants in the lower section. For the VMC movie, people come over from the VMC and the…

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Knoxville..Day 3!

       Hey ya’ll, today, which was only a half day, I went to VMC resource center. This helps people try to get back on their feet by providing three meals a day, dental care, help with housing, and a place to help find jobs. We helped do the behind the scenes jobs to…

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Knoxville Day Two..

Katherine: First thing this morning we watched a video with homeless people read mean tweets about homeless people. The tweets were very degrading to them, and seeing their faces and responses to the tweets was very heartbreaking. It opened my eyes to the fact that social media can be fun, yet very harmful. Next I…

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Knoxville-First day of serving..

Today was a very blessed day to be outside and getting to see the smiles that was put on people’s faces when we gave them their food for the mobile meals. We also went to Serene Manner after lunch and had the opportunity to visit some residents that we had met the previous year and…

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Off We Go….to Knoxville

Knoxville Prayer Calendar Sunday, July 5 – Our Knoxville mission team will leave on their trip at 10:30 am. Pray for safe travel and trust as they begin this new adventure. Monday, July 6 – Please take a moment and pray for each person by name. God is calling these young people and adults to…

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