This being my first missions trip and also my first time in Chicago it was a blast! Without the support of family and friends, my participation on this trip would not have been possible.
I believe God called me on this trip to use my technology knowledge and make Backstage With The Bible a ton of fun for the kids and leaders. My patience was also tested! Everyone knows that with technology nothing goes as planned. I was in charge of setting up and giving people tasks to do. Me being quiet, I am used to being told what to do not telling others what to do. This was a challenge! Starting out the week with only three and a half hours of sleep made the first day of VBS a challenge for everyone. We were able to push through and get some more sleep throughout the week.
Every night after the girls got dropped off we (the guys) had reflected on the day. The first couple of nights it took some getting used to. As the week progressed for me I was able to share some deeper thoughts with the group and Tony about where the youth group is going and things I could do to make youth group more exciting! God really opened my eyes to guide me to be more involved in the youth.
The thing that really opened my eyes is Tony and I were talking when we went to down town Chicago and he brought up that we pass hundreds of people everyday that are not Christians and we don’t do a thing about it! We are not sharing the Gospel to our brothers and sisters and at least give them the chance to hear the word. We live in a world that revolves around ourselves. We need to stop thinking about what people will think of us and start living out what we believe in.
Thank you for everyone who supported us on the trip! This VBS would not have been easy without all of your support.