Friday, April 3, 2009

San Diego Mission Trip

Last week Josh and I help lead a group of Shiloh high school seniors on a mission trip to San Diego.  We went to help a new church plant called Cross Church.  Our friends, the Graves, started this church from scratch about a year and a half ago.  We were gone for eight days and so busy the whole time.  We were blessed serving with a GREAT group of students and sponsors!  We had a lot of fun, a lot of laughs and good times together.  The first couple of days it rained which made it chilly but the rest of time it was perfect weather-sunny and in the 70's.  The Lord did great things while we were in SD.  Ten teenagers gave their life to Christ.  We helped with Sunday morning set up, youth events, shared our testimonies at FCA clubs in the high schools, and passed out 5,000 door hangers throughout neighborhoods.  It was great to see God working through all of us everyday while we were there.  The last day we had a free day and went to Disneyland.  Peyton and Parker would have LOVED it.  Speaking of the boys, they had so much fun getting spoiled by all four of the Grandparents.  I don't even think they missed us one minute while we were gone.  Thank you Nana, Grandaddy, GiGi and Poppy SOOO MUCH for watching our kids last week.  Peyton's already asked, "When are you and Daddy going back to San Diego so I can stay with my Nana and GiGi again for a long time."  Ha!

Here are some pictures from our trip...
Our group with Brad & Becky Graves with their twin boys.  Notice the seals laying on the beach behind us.  There were so many of them!
Here are more seals laying on the beach.  Isn't that crazy!?
Another look at a San Diego beach...beautiful.

Brad preaching at a youth event....
Our mission team with Trevor Davis (in the middle with the brown hat).  He sang during a youth event. 
I learned you can't go to CA without eating at In-n-Out Burger.  We went twice while we were there.  So good!

Sneaking in a little kiss before dinner at the Fish Market with my love.  =)

This is kinda blurry but it still turned out okay.  
I hope we get to return to San Diego again soon.  I loved everything about it!

1 comment:

Candice said...

We are very excited for the girls to be at Shiloh! They really liked looking around and seeing the "big kids". Since we go to Pinnacle, it is not as familiar to them so I am glad they were so comfortable. I can't believe Peyton is already old enough to be there too!