Its been about a week and a half since Cokes Chapel, Cornerstone, Senoia and Newnan UMCs came together for a weekend River of Life mission trip.
Its hard to explain what happens on a mission trip. There are so many different variables involved that just trying to come up with a description is overwhelming.
But here are a few highlights. First the numbers:
- The event was 17 months in the making.
- There were 288 hours of planning.
- 72 hours of a prayer vigil that included 4 states.
- 427 work hours (just in one day!).
- 63 facility hours.
- 92 kitchen hours.
- The kitchen prepared 52 lbs of meat.
- 180 pancakes.
- 112 gallons of beverages.
- 20 lbs of fruit. 12 were actually consumed. 2 were juggled.
- There were 40 students.
- 6 worksites. (5 non-profits and 1 private home)
- Infinite number of lives changed.
- our students
- their leaders
- the experience of churches working together as one
- the mission sites we served
- the people we met
- the stories we heard
- the experience of mission
- the messages during worship (from Chris Mucha at Fayetteville FUMC)
- the music that spoke to us (from Newnan UMC's praise band)
- the food that nourished us
- the warm floors that we slept on
- the families and homes we returned to