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Lives Changed and Hearts Moved at SCA Mission Trip in Wisconsin

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The SCA Senior Class of 2016 helps families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the annual Senior Mission Trip.

As the class of 2016 at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) traveled to Wisconsin for their senior mission trip, the students knew that they were leaving the comforts of home in order to help others. What they didn’t realize, was that they too would be transformed by their experience in Milwaukee.

“We worked with Milwaukee children and families through Operation Dream,” shared SCA senior Ross Park. “One of our activities was to organize a carnival for the children and their families. It was amazing how our games brought so much JOY to the lives of these children.”

“Many of the children from Milwaukee shared that the carnival was the best time that they had all summer and it really made us all stop and think about how good we really have it,” shared Park.”

“As we got to know the children and heard that many of them slept on mattresses on the floor,” shared SCA Senior Madison Chandler, “it made us realize how great our lives are! It gave us perspective as to what really matters in life. We worked together as a group united by our faith in God to make a difference in the lives of the Milwaukee residents we served.”

The seniors also coordinated team building activities for teenagers, delivered food to the homeless at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, and delivered fresh produce to a senior living facility.

“Seeing the SCA senior class work with the Milwaukee community in was very exciting,” shared SCA Bible Teacher Wayne Stam. “It was inspiring to see the Milwaukee kids asking if events could last longer so they could spend more time with our seniors.”

SCA Senior Lexi Westlake (right) helps during the carnival that the students prepared for the families at Operation Dream.

SCA Senior Lexi Westlake (right) helps during the carnival that the students prepared for the families at Operation Dream.

Secondary Principal Emir A. Ruiz Esparza shared, “Our students truly shared and showed the love of Christ with the families and individuals with whom they interacted. They helped others most definitely but their hearts, their lives, and their perspectives have been changed forever as they realized the great need to share His love with a hurting community.”