Posted by djaspersen on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Under: Apache
This March, nine Manitowoc Lutheran High School National Honor Society students went on a Kingdom Workers mission trip to the Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. I had the great privilege of being one of those nine students, and I am so grateful that God worked that trip into his divine plan for my life. We spent five days at Our Savior’s Lutheran School in Peridot doing many different tasks. We spent time in the classrooms with the students, cleaned up around the school’s campus, taught the students a song to sing in church, and put on an Easter with Kids day. I truly loved hearing the students’ child-like professions of faith when they learned the story of Jesus’ death on the cross. The seeds of faith have clearly been planted and are growing in the hearts of the children there. We also really enjoyed teaching the kids the songs for them to sing in church on Sunday. We had been told to really encourage students to come and sing in church because the last time the school sang in church, very few kids came. So, we obviously encouraged the kids to come and sing praises to our Lord in church that Sunday, and prayed that they would come.
That Sunday morning, we packed our bags and were heading to church, and we were all very nervous to see if many students would come and sing. When we arrived at church, there were a few people in attendance already and the nine of us went and sat towards the front of the church. The service began and when it came time to sing, we stood up and turned around. We were face-to-face with a huge blessing from God. The church was overflowing with school students and their families, and many school children came up and sang of their love for Jesus with us. The entire trip was an experience I will never forget, and I will always cherish the time I spent in Arizona with the staff and students in Peridot. Our mission work on the Apache Reservation is truly flourishing and is being blessed by our Lord.
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