The Youth Mission Trip took place June 24 – 30 this year. There were six adults and twelve youth that participated. Their destination was San Augustine County, Texas. They again connected with Next Step Ministries, which is doing extensive work in that community to help those in need. Our group broke into two work teams for the week. One team worked on the home of an 89 year old widow. Next Step suggested at first that she tear down her home and they could start over, but she loves her home so our team leveled the back corner of the house, replaced window panes and siding, and installed shelving and trim in the kitchen. The other team helped build an addition on a portable building to become a woman’s home. They framed the outside walls and roof, and put decking on the roof. In addition, they wired the original part of the building. The mission trip company that the youth group works under, Next Step Ministries, not only plans a week where youth can learn to serve and be the hands and feet of Christ, but they also make sure the youth have a time of worship and learning about God. Each morning after breakfast, they had morning devotions, then devotions during lunch, and would finish off the day with a worship service and a time of reflection on how God is working in their lives. The youth mission trip was a blessing for everyone. Thank you to all those who also participated in this mission trip through your prayers and financial contributions.