Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Big Apple Mission Trip

On Friday afternoon I had the pleasure of hosting the GSU BCM New York Mission Trip team at the office for a few hours. With the Amtrak train station 5 minutes from where I work and the need for three cars to be parked safely somewhere for the week, my workplace was the perfect meeting point for the kids (and their administrator, Miss Donna). After hanging out for a couple of hours, two co-workers (thanks Buzz and Sarah!) and I took the team to the train station.

(My girlie is the one with the wavy hair and glasses.)

I made them snack/dinner bags to take on the train.

Each bag had a water bottle, a wrap sandwich (which I tucked in at the last minute), raisins, an orange, breakfast bar, cookies, peanut butter/cheese crackers, lollipops, wet wipes and a gumball prize capsule with a scripture on a strip of paper and gum inside.

I had two sandwich options.

Harleigh is the only child I know who when she calls and asks "watcha doin' mom?", thinks nothing is out of the norm when I answer "ripping fabric into squares for cloth napkins, then wrapping them around water bottles and securing them with jute." Paper napkins just shoved into the bag? Not on my watch.

You can follow Harleigh's trip on her NY Mission Trip blog.


Rachel said...

You must be the BEST mom in the world. Who would think to do all that...and then actually do it? Wonderful! I hope your girl has a great trip.

Gretchen said...

You are such a great Mom! What a wonderful way for those kids to start their Mission Trip. Did you make the sandwiches? I would like your recipe for the chicken salad if you did.


Jen Kershner said...

Amazing! The attention to detail is incredible. You are my kind of lady.

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