When the church in South Bend, Ind., where the young people from the Grace Brethren Church in Wooster, Ohio, planned to serve at a soccer camp, closed unexpectedly, the leadership looked for other opportunities. With only a few weeks to plan, what had been The South Bend Trip became The Trip to the South to help with tornado disaster relief in the Birmingham, Ala., area.
“God’s hand has been on this trip the whole time and what he’s doing is phenomenal,” says Nick Cleveland, high school pastor. “Our high school ministry team of 42 students and volunteers will be joined by seven members of an adult team from Grace, totaling 49 from Wooster in this relief effort.”
The team from Wooster will be partnering with Christian Service Mission (CSM) in Birmingham, Ala., as the organization meets the needs of its community after a devastating tornado tore through their state. CSM has put all of their “normal” projects on hold and are focusing their efforts on tornado relief.
The team leaves from Wooster early Monday morning. Follow their trip on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/nickcleveland or http://twitter.com/#!/Daronbutler. They will also be posting updates to the Student Ministries Mission Trips. (This site will also update their trips to Urban Hope and San Francisco in July.)