Thanks to a sweet connection through The Get Together, a networking organization that seeks to connect local business partners with non-profits, Joy Fellowship Center recently received 50 donated tickets to go ice skating at the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center. After a full week of kids’ club activities, yard work, senior citizen ministry and more, it’s hard to say who enjoyed today’s excursion more — the kids or Mission Centers of Houston’s summer missionary interns! Thank you, Jaimie with the Ice and Sports Center, for making it possible for some of our youth and interns alike to escape the muggy June heat for a few hours of uproarious laughter, wobbly skates, and shared fun.
Arriving last Monday for an intensive time of orientation that covered a wide range of topics — from neighborhood tours to seminars on community, conflict resolution, Spanish language training, spiritual formation, First Aid, working with youth and more, to learning about servant leadership and even including a pool party — 14 high school and college-aged interns have successfully embarked upon the summer-long Global Footprints program with Mission Centers of Houston. While most of the summer interns are here for the first time, one 20 year-old elementary ed major has returned for her second summer commitment with Mission Centers of Houston.