about-bg about-bg

News

West Viriginia Missions Trip Recap

Posted on

This summer, twenty Echo students signed up to see and reveal Jesus among the rural poor of Appalachia. The group spent a week in West Virginia working alongside Mustard Seeds and Mountains, a Christian community development organization that has been building relationships in hill communities left behind by the modernization of the coal mining industry. Some of the highlights students shared were:

  • Chatting with families and playing with kids in the community.
  • Building and decorating (with the families) the ukuleles they had brought to give out.
  • Taking time to intentionally encourage each other as a team.
  • Worshiping and connecting with other groups who came from very different backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Making a stop to raft down the New River and experience some of the natural beauty of West Virginia.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*

 

testimonial-icon

"Thank you for this ministry! It has transformed my life in some really radical ways. God has broken down so many barriers and exposed so many lies that have taken some serious burdens from my heart. It has given me hope, freedom and purpose I never could have imagined possible."

– Jenny, from Wisconsin