The Berean Christian School freshmen class traveled to Los Angeles from Feb. 26 through March 6 for their annual “mini-mester” mission trip.
The trip is the highlight of the students’ ninth grade year, as it is a time to bond together as a class, get to know the faculty and staff who travel with them, and serve the community and less fortunate in an unfamiliar setting.
Through established connections, the chaperones secured mission opportunities at facilities such as the Dream Center, a church mission outreach, and the ARC organization that serves the mentally challenged. They also enjoyed planning and serving a meal to a Celebrate Recovery group.
The most memorable part of the trip is working with the “consumers” at the ARC organization. Students were able to spend time learning the day to day operation of the company’s warehouse. Some students ventured to local businesses and establishments with the consumers to see their regular routine. Through this interaction, students were able to grow their compassion for others who are different than themselves.
ABOVE: Berean Christian students working in L.A.