Sharing all that God has done on a mission trip is hard to do, even in a few posts. God shows Himself in ways we never expected, but that is also why we try to not go into mission trips WITH expectations. We try to walk into them with open hearts and minds. One of the biggest themes we try to always teach the kids is to be flexible. This allows for changes, room for growth, and room for God to grow us. We had so many incredible opportunities at Lac Courte Oreilles, so being able to be a part of God’s handiwork was humbling and encouraging for our faith.
Here are a few more pics of our eventful week!
On Monday and Wednesday afternoon, our kids joined the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club and went canoeing down the river! Many of them had interesting experiences – the main one being trying to stay upright, as many of the kids just wanted to flip. Sometimes it was inevitable, but the kids were champs!
Dan taking a group of kids down
A little love can go a LONG ways!
On Tuesday night, Dan had the opportunity to share a word with the local Christians at The Shack. He wanted to share our story, as we feel God has given it to us for a reason. Even more so, we were blessed to hear other’s stories on how God has worked in their lives!
One of our favorite nightly activities was playing volleyball “under the lights.” Even though the bugs carried us away at times, the laughter, the fun, and the joking that went on, with a little competitiveness, was immeasurable!
One of the projects a group worked on was taking down a wigwam
Canoeing on Wednesday afternoon
This was one of Dan’s favorite moments on the trip – this brought him back to his days as a white water raft guide. He loved talking with the girls, teaching them about life, but most of all, just having fun.
There are more pictures I want to share, so keep coming back!