Friday, March 16, 2018

Farms and Waterfalls!

Posted by: Evangelia Gavrilos and Christine Stepkin

Day 2 Sophomore Missions Trip

     The second day of our missions trip started with almost the entire class rising early (impressing Mr. Hood), to see the beautiful sunrise over the Smoky Mountains.

 On the way to see the sunrise, we met the Long View Ranch camp dog, Shadow, who immediately won the affections of the students. After breakfast, we made our way to Rural Resources, which is a local farm that aims to teach the community how to farm and to stay eco-friendly. Some projects included removing seats from a bus to create a mobile vegetable cart, that gives vegetables to needy families, repairing composting bins, preparing fields for the next farming season, and even helping out the staff by moving furniture to their offices in their gorgeous new building. 

The staff members at Rural Resources love to have Boca Christian students come and help every year and look forward to our visit.

     After helping out at Rural Resources, the students had the opportunity to go and hike Margarette Falls. We climbed the mile long trail through rocks, creeks, and branches until we reached the beautiful waterfall.  There we could climb up toward one side of the waterfall and observe the magnificent landscape. It was such a great reminder that God has created these beautiful places and we can enjoy them! 
    Following a long day of hard work and hiking, the Long View staff prepared a fantastic dinner of baked-ziti and garlic bread, with their famous banana pudding for dessert. We ended the day with a powerful worship time and a devotional on Ephesians chapter 2.