Student Ministry Missions
When Joel Eichler along with chaperone Caitlin Kramer and a team of Senior High Students (Meredith Hay, Jonah McConnell & Austin Stiglets) arrived at Bryan, TX for their UM Army mission trip, they started on a landscaping project assigned to them. Two days into the trip, part of the group was sent to the home of an elderly couple in need of a wheelchair ramp. In the next 3 days, a ramp was built and a relationship was formed with this wonderful couple.
But the story doesn’t end there... When Joel returned to Bryan 2 weeks later for a mid-high mission trip with JUMMP, he learned that the city was requiring additional work be done to the wheelchair ramp so the Prosper UMC team of Joel Eichler, Hila and Jack Cartwright, Kaylin Herrington, Teddy Jakubik, Max McCleary, and Riley McConnell took on the challenge. What a joy it was for everyone when the permit was approved by the city!
Although the focus of these trips is often on the tasks accomplished, those who take the trips know that it is really about the relationships made with the clients they serve. This letter was received from the clients recently:
To Joel, the Sr. High Mission Team and Mid-High Mission Team,
Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ and modeling your faith through dedication and hard work. Your actions speak volume to those receiving.
With love, Your Church Family
Pastor Andy and the Mission Outreach team are planning to return to Bryan in the fall to paint the wheelchair ramp. If you are interested in this trip or other future trips, please email Pastor Andy.