The following photos are my own, taken by me.
As my alarm clock flashed 8:00 AM and began to blast the morning forecast, I realized that today was the day. After weeks of waiting, hours of training, and a couple focused minutes of packing: The time to leave was finally here. Backpack grasped in one hand and suitcase in the other, I headed out the door for a week away in San Diego California.
Now, when you hear someone say that they are going on a mission trip, you'd most likely think they'd be headed for Guatemala, Africa, or any other exotic place of the world. So when I say we're going to San Diego for a mission trip, I bet the first question to pop in your head is why. Why San Diego? Hasn't it been reached already?
The answer is no. While yes, there are missions and churches already there, there are still many people living in the San Diego area that haven't heard the gospel. And along with this, San Diego has seen a significant increase in the number of Syrian refugees living within their streets. Thus, the reason for our mission trip.
Pairing with Kaleo Missions, our time in the upcoming week will be spent interacting with the people of San Diego. Each day will entail us feeding the homeless, sharing bible stories with pre-teens, teaching literacy to children, and helping the community around us in any ways possible. By implementing God's love into every action that we do, the desire is to witness the city of San Diego be moved in amazing ways. Whether it be through bible stories that we tell kids, or praying for random people that we meet, our hope is to see God through it all.