It’s Mission: Inspirational for Wesley church youth group

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May 23, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Youth and adults who will attend a mission trip to Philadelphia with the Wesley United Methodist Church include, front row from left, Cindy Newland, Sadie Overall, Kelsey Morrison, Haley Carlin, Jenna Miller, Emily Long, Lori Cooper; second row, Sharla Mi

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 we’re actually affecting people’s lives and it makes them happier,” Weseloh said. “It’s taught me not to take things for granted because a lot of people don’t have the opportunities I have and they don’t get to do the things I get to do.”

That’s 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 church’s 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.

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