Saturday, July 4, 2015

Update from James Schwab-Segoria

As the trip comes to a close, the group seems far closer that we did at the start. This trip was definitely a great learning experience for not only our youth group but me as well. The team I was on with Lauren and Josh, along with Steve and 3 people from another church, was the only combined group. We grew close over the week working together at the All Nations Church helping run a VBS program for Korean children. We helped them with various subjects and were even blessed enough to lead a service of our own. This was an exceptional experience that won’t soon be forgotten. We dragged along one of our Youth Works leaders who helped with the service, playing the guitar and singing. We stayed up late the night before rehearsing our bits and songs, and then got up early to get there in time to set everything up. The girls choreographed 4 dances so the kids could dance along to our songs. Steve ran our presentation. During our service we all saw Steve dancing and singing along to our service. We all got a good laugh out of that. After the songs were over, we sat them down and I delivered the children’s message telling the story of Moses and the 10 Commandments. The children seemed truly fascinated by the story and were able to answer all of my questions about the story. This was all a truly moving experience and I can’t wait to see what comes next for this amazing group of kids.

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