Five JCS students went on a mission trip with Emmanuel Church this past July to Lynn, Massachusetts. On this trip, Mary Hostetter (‘22), Sarah Huston (‘22), and Jacob Huston (‘22) served at a food kitchen (My Brother’s Table) and also at a day home for older people. While at the day home, Mary was able to connect with a lady who spoke only Spanish. This experience taught her that when God gives you skills, talents, and passions, he has a plan for you to use them to glorify him. Sarah played Canadian Poker and colored with some of the residents there, which taught her how important relationships can be in sharing your faith. Jacob realized that he must tell others the reason he is serving them if he wants to convey God’s love and make an eternal impact on their lives through his service. Lydia Hostetter (‘25) and Amelia Shaffer (‘25) served at a children’s club (Place of Promise). In their free time on the trip, Lydia and Amelia made friendship bracelets for every girl at the children’s club. Amelia learned that many people do not have as much as she does and that something as simple as a bracelet can mean a lot to them. Lydia was able to connect with several of the children at the club and learned that getting to know someone can bring many opportunities to share her faith. All of these students would definitely recommend going on a mission trip because of the opportunities it gives you to grow spiritually and serve others, but also because it is a lot fun.