The team departed with the old church bus for a six hour bus ride in 90-degree weather and high humidity. They intend to help a church plant in South Bend.
The reason student ministries does missions trips is defined:
"Missions trips help launch spiritual growth in the lives of students by making memories and friends that can last a lifetime. Sometimes this requires leaving home behind for a period of time--Pastor Nick's challenge (Family Meeting; 04.27.08)."
The Team is helping a church plant in South Bend, IN. Grace Community Church's pastor is Tim Boucher. South Bend proper has a population of 108,000 with recent temperatures in the 90's. Please pray for the team as they conduct a soccer camp outreach to under-resourced children in the community where the church plant is located.