Rapid City Day 1 (7/10/2016)

Today we traveled from West Des Moines to Rapid City, SD. We chose our seats on the bus based on Dinosaurs (because of SD’s history of archeology) Jordyn picked out. We thought we might share what we learned with you!

Don’t forget to comment below, so I can read those comments to the kids around 10:45pm Central Time. Thanks in advance!

  1. What a special group of Christian youth you are! May God Bless you this week and keep you safe as you go about spreading blessings, love and compassion to others. Never in your lives will you do more important work than what you are doing this week.
    And thank you to the chaperones for being such good examples of sacrifice and service.
    Our best to all! Have a great week!

  2. So great to see you made it safe. I am praying for all of you and thankful for the time that you are giving of yourself to help others! God bless.

  3. Fun to see your video! I know you’re building deeper bonds of friendship and sharing your love and Christianity with others. What a great thing!

    Theodore Roosevelt said “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have”. You all are doing just that. Keep up the good work!

    Prayers are with you all.

    P.S. I’m struck by the faithfulness of your chaperones/leaders who have committed themselves to the youth of St. Mark.
    Way to go! You are appreciated.

  4. Awesome day 1 video! Thanks for sharing. Know that I am praying for all of you as you extend the loving arms of Christ and the congregation of St. Mark to South Dakota. Safe travels! – Jeff Bergan

  5. Hey Reid and Lily.
    Reid: Really bathroom jokes you are a senior not a 2 year old (ha, ha).
    Will you snap chat me please?
    Lily: Hope my fan is helping cool things down for you.

    Love you both,


  6. Looks like you all have some great opportunities to strengthen your faith and to serve others.

    Enjoy your time together!

  7. Loved the Dino knowledge! Impressive!

    Have been lifting you all up in prayer for a wonderful week and fun and service.

    Love you all!

  8. So excited for you all! The impact you will make will send shock waves of good into our world. God bless you!
    Pastor Mike

  9. Glad to see you all arrived safely, and that you learned something about dinosaurs along the way! I particularly enjoyed seeing Indigo & Robert’s van doing some choreography – good job! May you have a wonderful week out in God’s beautiful mountain country. Love you, Rebecca!

  10. A big happy birthday to Julian. We love you very much. We hope that everyone had an inspiring first day and that you’re not too exhausted. We pray tomorrow is wonderful and full of awe-inspiring moments.

  11. A shout out to Mariel. Hope she’s enjoying her first mission trip and surviving despite forgetting some precious items.

    • Nice summary, Jodi. I hope Mariel is enjoying her first mission trip as well. These are the kinds of trips that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

  12. Glad to see you all learned something about dinosaurs along the way to Rapid City. I enjoyed seeing some choreography going on in Indigo & Robert’s van – good job! Hope you enjoyed your first full day out in God’s mountain country. Love you, Rebecca!

  13. Sending our love & prayers to the whole group, especially to our four grandchildren. You will get more out of this experience then you will have to put in.

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