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West Viriginia Missions Trip Recap

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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.

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