Sara Wendte, a graduate student at Purdue and one of our office assistants, traveled to North Carolina last week with Pastor Herman and twelve others to serve at Mountain Top Christian Camp in Waynesville. Here is what she had to say about the trip:
I’m so happy I decided to spend my Spring Break on the ULu mission trip to Mountain Top Experience Camp in North Carolina. The camp staff was very friendly and grateful for our help. Many of the cabins had gutters that needed cleaning and windows that needed washing. On the trails, we found several trees that had fallen across the path that needed to be cut with a chainsaw. Pastor Herman and some of the guys had fun with that part! On Friday, we got to enjoy a day of fun in Gatlinburg, TN. Last year, 8 people went on the Spring Break trip but this year we had 14, which was great!
The best part of the trip for me was the evening Bible study each night led by Pastor Herman. Our studies were focused on how different people in the Bible experienced the presence of God on a mountain and heard His voice. We had a similar mountaintop experience this week as we escaped from the stress of classes and enjoyed a week of Christian fellowship in His beautiful creation. On the last night, we talked about how Jesus’s experience on Mount Calvary purchased our freedom from sin and death. His mountaintop experience stays with us and impacts our lives even as we come back down from the mountain and back to our everyday routines.
For more pictures from the trip, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ulupurdue/.