First Posted: 8/12/2014
Thirty-seven students and staff from Fellowship Church in Dallas recently traveled to Student Life (Missions) Camp in the Poconos where part of their days were spent serving others throughout Monroe County.
Student Life Camp is an inter-denominational ministry that helps people know Christ through His Word by offering high energy camps/conferences that partner with the Church. Find more info at: www.studentlife.com.
The agencies visited include The Garden of Giving, the PATH house (transitional shelter for homeless families), Grace Park (senior center), The Rainbow Trail pre-school St. John’s Church) and Burnley Workshop (for the intellectually challenged).
The mission at the Garden of Giving is to provide high quality vegetables and eggs for Monroe Co. food bank facilities. While at the garden, students raked, weeded, tilled, trimmed, painted and stained, organized sheds, collected eggs and cleaned the chicken coop, planted seeds, and harvested garlic, egg plant, tomatoes and more.
The Burnley Workshop was established to empower individuals with disabilities by helping them to achieve their full social, vocational and economic potential. Students washed and detailed the agency’s vehicles, did some yard work, toured the facility,and spent time getting to know some of the clients.
While at Grace Park Senior Center, students treated the employees to a car wash day, as well as led games on “Clowning Around Day,” complete with face paints and costumes.
The students who served at the Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH) center, helped move furniture, reorganize rooms as well as several closets of supplies and linens.
Finally, the students who cared for children at the Rainbow Trail Pre-school gave the staff a well deserved break by organizing and leading all sorts of games and activities for the children.