On June 20-27, 2015, 17 youth and four adults from St. Mark’s participated in a week long mission trip to Cayey, Puerto Rico. We joined others from Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Springfield, OH, and Charlotte to serve in Cayey. We had a wonderful time serving God and neighbor as we painted houses and repaired roofs for residents who were otherwise unable to make these necessary repairs. We experienced the love of Christ as we interacted and worked alongside these residents, often in spite of a language barrier.
Pastor Emily Hartner, Brandi Dotson, Susan Ginns, and I were very proud of the hard work our youth put in throughout the week, and for the relationships they sought to build with their residents and with one another. For more details on this trip, check out the blog that Pastor Emily oversaw while we were in Puerto Rico. It includes reflections from several of our youth: http://stmarksinpr.blogspot.com/
Below of a few of my favorite pictures from this trip: