Asbury UMC’s 5th and 6th graders and their adult helpers made their annual pilgrimage from Madison to the Upper Sand Mountain Parish on Feb. 28, 2016.
It was a mighty band of missionaries who were empowered by the Living God to serve the under resourced people of Sand Mountain in a mighty way. The group consisted of some 75 people strong in faith and action.
Teams were formed and they rotated through service stations were they each took part in several mission projects such as measuring and packaging seeds for “Gardens a Plenty”, restocking and learning about our Emergency Food Bank, sorting donated items, recycling cardboard in our industrial compactor, culling out sweet potatoes that were “past their prime”, making decorations for the upcoming J.A.M. Fiesta, and anything else that was needed.
There was also time for some fun shopping in the Parish’s Better Way Shoppe for some cool stuff to take back to Madison.
Upper Sand Mountain Parish Executive Director Rev. Woody Woodin says, “On behalf of all the Upper Sand Mountain Parish family, I thank God for the missionaries from Asbury Madison!”