For the last two summers, FUMC has hosted young men and women from the Methodist Christian college-preparatory school.
This year’s five interns, Raquel Ruiz, Georgina Garcia, Elias Dominguez, Israel Parada and Gabriel Navarro, all from Juarez, Mexico, came to experience mission work in South Texas. The three boys all are returnees from last year’s trip.
Throughout their stay here, the interns worked on various church outreach missions such as Vacation Bible School and Quest Camp, where they assisted with more than 100 children and youth the entire week. The interns also used their musical talents in performing with The Forgiven praise band during their six-week stay.
In addition, these busy teens were seen working in The Vineyard, organizing and sorting clothing, helping with the FUMC monthly food distribution, community and prayer gardens, and organizing the food pantry.
Amidst all of their hard work were plenty of opportunities to play. The interns enjoyed a few trips to the coast, bowling and more than a few pool parties. They also were treated to a trip to San Antonio where they spent a day seeing the city.