Ten Reasons Why I LOVED My First Mission Trip
(… and Plan To Do More)!
-- From a participant in the Summer 2018 Hurley, VA mission trip
 The People: The Hurley volunteers were so kind, enthusiastic and inspirational as they prepared meals for us and worked alongside us on more than a dozen home repair projects. We also enjoyed getting to know our homeowner’s family, including four year-old Tae and seven year-old Collin.
 Crew Camaraderie: Our crew of eight included three adults and five youth, and we really bonded through the teamwork of fixing the roof and porch of a home.
 Seeing Our Youth Grow: What a privilege to see nearly 50 of our Glen Mar youth growing together through mission service!
 Free Time Fun: During the evenings, people went to the movies, got ice cream, played cards or corn hole, read books, etc.
 Devotions: Daily devotions and a mid-week church service were uplifting.
 Getting to Know Other Glen Martians: The week offered many opportunities to get to know one another better.
 Good Food: The chicken and dumplings and cookout in the park are not to be missed!
 Learning New Skills: As I’m not “handy”, I learned many new home repair skills.
 Change of Scenery: Hurley is a charming small town.
 Serving the World: What a fulfilling week!