The Spring Retreat was held on March 24-26 on Cumberland Mountain State Park in Tennessee. We relaxed our minds, went on some hikes, and learned about Mountain Top experiences in the Bible. Our theme was Moving Mountains: Experiencing the Range.
Fall Service Retreat
The LSF Fall Service Retreat last Fall was in Valdosta on October 21-23 as we joined schools from Georgia, Florida, and Alabama to enjoy time together serving with Habitat. We gathered Friday, worked on Saturday, and headed out after the worship service on Sunday.
Spring Break Mission Trip
Each year during spring break, we schedule a mission trip. These trips vary from year to year but always seek to partner with the local community where we serve as that community carries out the mission of God in their setting. Past trips have taken us to Biloxi, New Orleans, and New Jersey for hurricane relief, San Antonio partnering with a local church, Los Andes and Chilibre, Panama and Nassau, Bahamas working with local congregations as they reach out to their community. Since 2010 we have taken international trips in even numbered years and national trips in odd. The trips are a great opportunity to serve and grow together in Christ’s victory.
2017 Mission Trip – Lumberton, NC
The year of 2016 presented a dangerous time for the Lumberton community. A dangerous hurricane devastated the town and flooded many homes. We worked with the Lutheran ministry there to help gut out a destroyed home, and we put up drywall in a day care.
2016 Mission Trip – Los Andes, Panama
To view a video of the trip recap, click here. Spring Break 2016 we went back in Los Andes, Panama partnering with the IELPA (Lutheran Church of Panama). We worked with a public school in the community reaching out to them with the love of Christ as we worked with them on learning English.
2015 Mission Trip – Estero, FL
In 2015, we partnered with Thrive Community Church in outreach to their community. We worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Amigos Center in Immokalee. It was a wonderful time of service and community building!