Team Baltimore has finally arrived in beautiful Charm City (Baltimore that is). It was quite a trip for all of us to make it out here. Katherine drove all the way from Kansas and picked up Kelly in Ohio along the way. I had some beautiful flights from Minneapolis to Atlanta and then a crazy delay from Atlanta to Baltimore. Needless to say, it was a very interesting experience for all of us to get out here, but now that we have arrived, we couldn’t be happier. The summer mission trips are about to start.
For our first week, we are staying at a cabin of a friend of Experience Mission Executive Director Chris Clum. The stay has been an experience in and of itself as the cabin is in the middle of the woods roughly 30 minutes outside of the downtown area. Nevertheless, it has been a great retreat after all of our travels and work.
This week, we’ll be preparing for the teams to come next Sunday night–which we are extremely excited for. The anticipation for the groups coming keeps building with every day.
Even with all the work that we have in front of us this next week, we aren’t worried or stressed about a thing; God has given us a great peace about everything to come. Over the next few days we will be visiting the various ministry and outreach sites as well as hashing out all the detail work involved on the logistical side of things. There is still so much to be done before the teams get here, but we have had a blast doing it. Plus, we have had the blessing of having Sarah Tibbot, one of the lead Experience Mission staff members, fly out here with us and get our feet planted in Baltimore. That has been huge for us as it has given us a lot of insight into the city, the ministries, and the people we’ll be spending a lot of interaction with. The next big step for us is to check out the sites we’ll be working at and later this week…grocery shopping.
Until next time, God bless!
Team Baltimore (Katherine, Kelly, and Blaine)