I am fresh back from an incredible, month-long experience in Israel. It was such a great blessing to experience the culture, the history, the people. A great word of thanks for Rotary that pays for the entire trip and for selecting me. It was a great trip and I am home safely with my wonderful wife...good news. (As I process the trip and my journal, for those that are interested, keep looking at the blog. I would love to share some of my experience with you).
I also found out that while I was gone, we had several students sign up for the summer mission trip to Atlanta as we rebuild homes in the area after the extensive flooding last fall. To be exact, we had 22 students sign up, a new record for us. I wasn't sure we would have that many with the National Youth Gathering this summer, an every three year event. But I'm proud of our students, they love to serve. More good news.
The bad news (sorry I didn't warn you) is that I had two adults have to back out of attending the trip which leaves us really short. If you know an adult (or two) who could benefit from a week of serving along side some great students, please let me know. We leave Saturday, June 26 and get back Saturday, July 3.