Nine youth from Greenwood St. John’s United Methodist Church spent the week of the Fourth of July on a mission trip to Michigan.
The teens and four chaperones traveled to Northern Michigan to assist the Kewadin United Methodist Indian Mission Church. The group’s job was to paint the church in four days. Led by David Schultz, the youth prepared the church by pressure washing and scraping old paint off the building despite sporadic rain showers. Two days were spent painting, and the fourth day included painting a second building, finishing the landscaping and cleaning up.
In the midst of the work, the group was still able to worship. There were morning devotionals which were lead by teams of youth members and evening devotional times held by the chaperones. Often times the youth would grab their guitars and drums and sing praises to God.
The Kewadin Indian Mission welcomed the youth and invited them to many special events. The group was able to eat lunch with the elders of the church for their Fourth of July picnic, and there was a potluck dinner for all of the church members to meet the youth.