7 families (14 adults and 23 kids) left Faith Lutheran Church this morning ready to fulfill their mission to LOVE ONE ANOTHER - this year's theme verse. 1 John 4:7 says, "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God" and we've chosen this scripture as our goal to share Jesus' love to all we encounter. If you'd like an easy way to memorize the scripture, you can listen to this fun song - it's a great way to get scripture to stick!
We arrived at New Song Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL this afternoon and got our living spaces for the next five days set up. After a delicious taco meal provided by the famous Steve (a Family Mission Trip friend from the beginning!), we enjoyed some FUN with the New Song youth group including an explosive devotion lead by Dave Franke and an epic game of kickball.
It's been a long day, but a great start to our week of serving in and around the Aurora, IL area. We're looking forward to serving tomorrow at Hesed House, the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and Feed My Starving Children. We welcome your prayers for a restful night, health, and for God to prepare the hearts of those we'll meet tomorrow - that we might continue to show his LOVE!!