The Family Mission Trip has come and gone, but the memories are sure to be long lasting.
We had a wonderful end to our week! Thursday, we worked with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, helping with their Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. We learned that cigarettes are the nation’s number one most littered item. They are made of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic that does not easily biodegrade. Unfortunately, the cigarette butts in the streets and parks near the pier get swept into storm drains and become marine debris in the ocean. Even though it was our last full day, our team really stepped up to the plate and worked hard! I was so proud of everyone’s teamwork and dedication to caring for God’s creation!
We had lunch in Neptune Park and spent the rest of the afternoon exploring Pier Village. Of course, we stopped at Sunset Slush one last time! For dinner, we got Southern Soul BBQ to take back to Epworth. It was phenomenal! The weather was gorgeous, so the kids ate and played outside.
For our closing worship service, we went to the dock overlooking the Frederica River at sunset. It was a special time where we reflected on how the Holy Spirit works in us and changes us to be more like Jesus from the inside out. Each family wrote notes to other families sharing how they had seen the fruits of the Spirit at work in them during the week. It was such a meaningful time!
Although we were sad to go, we left Friday morning with full hearts, grateful for the opportunity to serve God together!