Trinity’s youth mission team came back from Baltimore with a renewed sense of God’s call and greater energy to serve our own community in positive ways.

They stayed at The Center, located in Baltimore’s historic district. The Center pairs mission teams and with local churches to serve and engage better with their neighborhoods. Trinity’s mission team worked with Gallery Church and helped them with VBS in a local park. They played games, made crafts and acted out Bible stories for the children. They also helped the church staff clean toys and organize classrooms. The team worshipped with Gallery Church during their bilingual service on Sunday. They also attended the church’s service in Spanish on Wednesday and played with children during the adult Bible study time.

They also spent time at Sacred Heart Catholic church. The priests talked about church history and ways they serve the primarily Hispanic community. The team met church members and their children who were getting ready for a church carnival. The mission team also spent time with The Center staff, reflecting on shared experiences through the lenses of Christian faith and social change.

One of the highlights of the trip was going to Dickey Memorial Presbyterian, in northwest Baltimore. The team enjoyed experiencing the church’s aerial ministry called RAPT (Religious Aerial Performing Troupe). The pastor and staff taught the group a few basic skills and shared more about their mission.

During free time, the team took in the sights of Baltimore. They made several pitstops at ice cream shops throughout the week. They also strolled the Inner Harbor and enjoyed seeing all the boats and shops. They walked around the historic district and saw the first Washington monument. The youth spent their downtime at The Center playing cards, Uno and Earthopoly with another group of youth from Camelot Robotics in Durham.

The youth and their advisors are so appreciative of support given by their Trinity family through the silent auction and BBQ which made this trip possible.