Emma Weseloh and Camrie Farran remember Ronald, the disabled man they met on a mission trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2016. He hugged them and held their hands every day, and asked them to write down songs, television shows and movies they like so he could listen to and watch those things.
It was just nice to see were actually affecting peoples lives and it makes them happier, Weseloh said. Its taught me not to take things for granted because a lot of people dont have the opportunities I have and they dont get to do the things I get to do.
Thats the kind of memory they and their peers plan to make next month, when 23 youth and seven adults with the Wesley United Methodist Church Youth Group attend a Youthworks mission trip in Philadelphia. It will be the sixth mission trip for the churchs youth group; Weseloh is a veteran, having attended three such trips. Many of the youth also attended the Daytona trip, while some will experience their first mission trip.