Local Missions

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Photo by: Tara Ackmann

The group poses for a picture on Thursday at Mission Arlington with founder Tillie Burgin .

Emma Bryant, Entertainment Editor

During Missions Week, MCA Upper School students have the opportunity to travel to international and nearby states, or stay local. Every morning the group met in the choir room to hear different MCA teacher’s stories of going on missions. The speakers were Jaimie Orozco, John Woodruff, Trey Postelle, and Mike Bah; Mark Hernandez led the students in songs of worship on Friday morning.

The students served several organizations throughout the week. On Monday, the local mission’s team loaded up on the bus to go to two different Goodwill locations; Plano and a new branch in Frisco. On Tuesday, half went back to the Plano branch to organize clothes and some of the boys went to Stepping Stones Church to dig a trench. On Wednesday, a small group traveled to Mission Arlington and the remainder of the group revisited Stepping Stones Church. On Thursday, a small group stayed at MCA to help with Lower School Space Day; the rest of the group bussed to Mission Arlington to pass out flyers to apartment complexes about the mission’s upcoming Vacation Bible Camp at each apartment site. They finished the day organizing bedding in a warehouse. Pastor Trey praised the student’s hard work, “I have been super proud of our students for doing what has been asked of them and for getting great reviews from all of the people we have served with. ┬áPraise God for that.” On Friday, the students were rewarded for their hard work and dedication with a trip to Town Lake in McKinney for games and food. It was an enjoyable way to end the week and to start spring break.