Hey! Last week I went on a mission trip with some people from my school. We’re all in missions club together. We mostly worked at soup kitchens, but we also did children’s ministries at shelters and we visited a retirement home. We went to the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle for church on Sunday! It was beautiful! My favorite memory from the week was talking to Jamal, a 12 year old boy from a domestic violence shelter. I noticed that he separated himself from the group, but I really didn’t want to talk to him because I was nervous. It was only in Monday, so it was the 3rd ministry that we went to. I didn’t have much experience yet. I’m really shy! I felt a nudge to go over to him, but I said “send Matt instead, he’s way better at this than I am!” Matt is a senior and this was his second mission trip to NYC. Anyway, I just started walking. I didn’t know what I was doing, but suddenly I was sitting next to this rather large (in a scary inner city way) boy. I started by asking basic questions about his life such as school etc… Soon I asked about his faith. That lead to a really great conversation! His mom came back to Christ that night as well, under the guidance of a few of my leaders. It was such a powerful night! I chose 2 Timothy 1:7 as my personal theme verse for this trip. I have so many great memories from this trip, and it inspired me to go on many more!