Monday, March 17, 2008

Boston Spring Break Update - Part I

We just recently returned from our Spring Break trip to Boston. We took 8 students (James, Drew, Jens, Emily, Adina, Tana, Kayleen, and Jamie) to live in the Boston Rescue Mission for one week. The Boston Rescue Mission, or Kingston House, houses between 20-50 guys and girls in a post detox program. The residents have just recently come from detox programs (or prison for all the girls), and they are in the process of trying to get their lives back together. Many of them have been addicted to alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. So for our trip, we went and lived amongst people in this program for one whole week. During the day, we worked at the mission cleaning up, doing the dishes, painting a closet, etc. At night, we devoted all of our time to getting to know the residents, hearing their stories, watching TV with them, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. We saw God do a lot in our lives, the students' lives, as well as the lives of many of the residents. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting different stories about the people that we and our students interacted with on a daily basis over the last week in Boston.

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