What I liked
The community of Houston, Texas was everything and more. As Team Leader I had the opportunity to lead a team of 8-10 Summer Staff members and oversee nine-one week long mission trips. Together, with over 950 student/adult volunteers, we worked on rebuilding communities that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
Our service projects focused on effective community development and were interdependent economically, socially, and spiritually by design. By listening and focusing on a community’s assets and issues, our team was able to invest in these communities as well as provide a hand up, not a hand out.