3rd Grade Mission Trip Day 1 Recap

*A group of 3rd graders with their parents are taking part in a 4 day mission trip to St. Louis. Below is a quick recap of their first day!*

Day 1 – April 21, 2017

We left on our 3rd grade mission trip to St. Louis this morning in two big vans – boys in one van and girls in another.  We stopped at a park in Columbia, Missouri to eat and play.  When we got to St. Louis, we went to Kingdom House (  and played games with kids that were part of their after school program.  Today was Fun Friday which meant instead of homework, they played games  with us.  We played get to know each other games and tag games.  We ate dinner with them.  It was ham sandwiches, raw broccoli with ranch dressing, sliced peaches and milk.  We made some new friends and had a lot of fun.

After dinner, we took a tour of Kingdom House.  We saw classrooms that are used for preschool, after school programs, and adult classes like nutrition and cooking.  We visited a store where people can shop for clothes and shoes.  Everything is $1.00.  After that, we went to their food market and pantry.  At the market, they can buy food for a low price, and at the pantry, they can get free food.  Then we headed back across the street to Rutger House where we staying.  It is a very nice house and we are happy we have a comfortable place to sleep.  After team time and devotions, we all read a book with our grownup, “The Streets are Free” and then went to bed to get a good night’s sleep before a busy day tomorrow!

-Tessa Ruhnke

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