I am Ava and I’m here to talk about my day. This is my second mission trip with Geist Christian Church. Today, I woke up at 5:30 in the morning to go to Hope Center to serve breakfast to disadvantaged men. It was incredibly eye opening to see that these people were living in poverty, but still smiling and thanking us for coming out to serve them breakfast. Later in the morning, we went to the Catholic Action Center. The Catholic Action Center is a shelter for homeless people to stay the night if they have no other place to stay. I went out into the park with some of my fellow youth to clean up the area. Many of the people who were staying at the shelter thanked us for helping them. We made the beds in some of the rooms at the shelter, and it was a very eye opening experience for me. Making the beds made me incredibly grateful that I have a home, and my own bed in my own room—and I don’t have to share it with 40 people I don’t know. After we were done at the shelter, we went to a summer camp and played with kids. Hanging out with them was also eye opening for me because we were able to have lunch with the kids, and one child told me this was the only meal he would get today. It made me sad to see these children of GOD living in such a difficult situation, but also grateful that they would at least get a meal thanks to the wonderful people who started the camp. That’s all for today, so thanks for reading! Have a very blessed day!!