After our exhausting hike, we needed to refuel, so we went to Miguel’s pizza. They had delicious pizza with a variety of ingredients where you customize your pizza. kyle introduced us to Ale8, and it was surprisingly good. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
from Jeff’s group(the T Swizzle Jam Band)

Kentucky Refugee Ministry

Today made us realize how much struggle immigrants go through to find a safer place to live. Immigrants have to fill out much more paperwork than we imagined. In most situations, it can take years even to get accepted. One of our speakers said that, on average, it could take 2 to 20 years to be accepted. We knew that there were many challenges in immigration, but today gave us a new perspective.

Since immigrants go through such a struggle to find a safer home, we should do what we can to help out. Even the most minor tasks could make a bit of a difference. As small tasks help us, Taylor Swift’s (t swizzle) songs help us through emotional times. Some examples of things we can do are to write a school paper about immigration since it’s not talked about as much as other issues.

The Hike

The hike we did was an experience I will never forget. Even though it was frustrating with all the bruises and headaches due to the heat and thorns, the views were worth it.

It was interesting to listen to the wilderness and the sounds of nature. When we got to the best view, it was terrific to be mesmerized by the mountains and birds that flew by. It’s hard to explain how beautiful this hike was. Just know that almost everything is worth it in the end.
From Bella:)


Today we are spending some time with Kentucky Refugee Ministry. Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), is a non-profit organization, that is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

Tuesday Review

It never ceases to amaze me at the full-heartedness of the youth. We began the day at Kamp Kessa, which is a horse farm that assists people with developmental disabilities. We met Mr. H and Dr. T who own the kamp. The youth assisted with pulling burrs, staining a deck, sorting trash piles, and many other tasks. Kyle even made friends with a horse who wandered into one of the barns where we were cooling off. He tried to assist her in leaving, but she wasn’t having it so Mr. H had to step in. We closed our time there with a circle where we shared about our experience. It was very eye opening. In the evening we assisted with a ministry called Moveable Feast. This group delivers hot meals daily to those stricken with HIV/AIDS and those who are on hospice who can’t ordinarily get out to get a healthy meal. The youth learned about the AIDS epidemic and why this is needed. The youth heard stories about the people and shared how much they learned about them and the joy that they got from delivering these meals. Overall they have been extremely flexible on this trip. Not all things have gone as planned, and they have really rolled with the changes.

Food Chain

At food chain we learned a lot. We learned that they grow tilapia so they can get the manure into the plants to grow. They filter out the ammonia in the water to get the clean water.They use the clean water for the plants to grow. They grow lettuce, kale, time, and other herbs. They don’t breed their fish, they buy them when they are little.

They use the plants in the kitchen next door and tons of other places like Smith Town. Each week they drop a box full of food at other peoples house, if they ordered it. It depends on the person, it could be a frozen box of food or all of the raw ingredients and instructions.

They teach kids how to cook and bake. They also teach the the kids how to use utensils. Sometimes other people with amazing recipes go to food chain to teach other people how to make their dish.