Mission Adventure 2010--Daily Journal

Day 14, Tuesday, July 20th

Mission Trip to Towaoc, CO
Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation
July 7-July 20, 2010

Latest update: 07/25/2010.

Team Members: (from JUMC) Paul Rogers, Teresa Rogers, Jim Starkey, Connie Starkey, Tammy Sue Moore, Paul Hoffman, Anita Hoffman, Steve Mann, Gary Buss, Becky Buss, Debra Beehler, Micah Rogers, Mariah Rogers, Caitlyn Wenger, Sarah Miller, Augie Farwig and Maggie Farwig.

Team Members: (from Sunnycrest UMC in Marion, IN) Ronda Huston, Angel Rea, Jack Wood, Connie Wood, Heather Huston and Lizzie Wood.

Day 14, Tuesday, July 20th

Well, our Mission Adventure is nearing its end as we proceed on this final day of the trip.  After spending a week in Cortez, Towaoc and Dolores without a drop of rain, we encountered showers and thunderstorms most of the day.  Photos from today were scarce.  In fact, it appears that everyone was so anxious to get home in the last few hours that we all forgot to take pictures (or maybe we were thinking more about home than taking pictures).

As was the case throughout the trip, we were pretty much on schedule.  We arrived back at Jamestown on time with some parents, grandparents, family and friends awaiting our arrival.  After unloading the trailer and vans, we had a brief meeting in the Fellowship Hall, then the Team said their... well, not so much "goodbyes" but, "until we meet again".

A big thanks to Pastor Paul for organizing this Mission.  It seems we all gained much more from this Mission than we gave.  The joy we saw on the children's faces, the acceptance of God and Jesus into their lives and the friendships that were made with them and their parents filled our hearts and minds with extreme pleasure.

We would also like to thank the congregations of both Jamestown and Sunnycrest for both their moral and financial support and prayers.

But, our biggest thanks must go to God and His Son, Jesus who provided us with safe travel and each of us with our own special abilities that we put to use to help the Ute children and their families to come to know God and Jesus.  Our hope is that they pass this on to others so they may allow God and Jesus into their lives.

God Bless to All!

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