Every year for the past 16 years, Smoke Rise Baptist Church has sent a team of volunteers to Manhattan (Hell’s Kitchen) and Brooklyn in New York to help lead a week of summer camp with inner city youth. Allen and I were able to enjoy this experience at Greater Restoration Baptist Church in Brooklyn this year. Giving our time and talents to help these children was not only a gift to them, but we also received much more from them. Their eagerness to learn, their contagious laughter and their love of camp helped each of us know that God was at work! Even though we were two groups of people from very different worlds, we were able to share a sense of community through God’s love.
New York Mission Team, July 11-18, 2015