|The Nehemiah Mission|
Well we spent about 4 hours straight up I-71 on our way to
. We saw a lot of classic cars and Cleveland motorcycle gangs on
the road for some reason. It kept it
interesting. It was also a beautiful day
to travel. Ohio
We found our destination called the Nehemiah Mission. It is a church that is set up for missions work throughout
It is an older building that has been renovated to host groups as large
as 50. The downstairs is the kitchen,
cafeteria, bedrooms and showers. The
rooms that the teens are staying in are large bunk style rooms. There are 2 showers for each gender! So the 5 minute rule has been put into
effect. The rest of the building has a
nice classic sanctuary, a basketball court on the second floor, and more bunk
When we arrived we found out that we were early enough for a hip hop worship service that was scheduled for the evening. It was awesome. Very different than what our teens are used to but it was great. Then the pastor of the church, who looks a lot like a 20 year old version of TobyMac, preached a great sermon about blocking out all the noise in our world so that we can listen to the One True Voice. He did a great job. I was jealous of his coolness.
We ate dinner, had a leaders meeting, had a team meeting and established all the rules, plans, and procedures for the week.
I am excited about the week. I am also a little anxious. I really want this week to go well for our teens and for all those we serve. I am also really excited to take them out to have some fun in North East Ohio. We have a great team of teens here. About half of them have done trips with me before and the other half are new to this type of experience.