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Missions Trip ‘Eye-Opening’ Experience

Posted: Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The Washington United Methodist Church recently took 12 students and three adults on a missions trip to Arkansas. The group went to the Heiffer Ranch, part of Heiffer International, in Perryville, Arkansas. Pastor Jim Stiles says while they were there they stayed in a “global village” where the gruop was divided and stayed in representations of what life is like around the world. Some of the mock camps included a Guatemalan village, an Applaichan home, a refugee camp and then a representation of the slums. The students then had to barter with the other groups for food and supplies. Stiles says that he believes the experience was “eye-opening” and taught the students about life elsewhere and that the students grew.