Pittsburgh Missions Trip

My name is Elijah and I am a Next Generation Ministries summer intern. We are currently on a missions trip in Pittsburgh and we started today off with a fun activity. We visited Heinz Field, the stadium of the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the tour, we went to lunch at Panera Bread and had a book discussion on Student Leaders Start Here, the book we’ve been reading for the past two weeks. We discussed our different leadership styles and our spiritual gifts. After, we went to East End Assembly of God to continue helping them with their Vacation Bible School (VBS). Today was the last day of the program so it was crucial to make sure the kids took away the messages of the week. I had so much fun meeting and interacting with the kids, not only physically, but also spiritually. I will never forget this experience and I am definitely glad I went on this missions trip.

This Friday, we went on a tour of Heinz Field, where the Pittsburgh Steelers play. I’ve wanted to visit here for a long time, but have never had the opportunity. We got to see the large field, the press box, the luxurious suites, and the infamous Steelers Locker Room. We were in the same locker that Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger use. It was A-MA-ZING! I learned so much about the Pittsburgh Steelers and Heinz Field that day. After the wonderful tour, it was time for Vacation Bible School (VBS). As we set up and waited for the kids to arrive, we reflected on the fact that this was our last VBS day. It was a bittersweet time. It was our last day with most of the kids so we were all kind of sad, but we were able to still have fun and enjoy the day. We sang and danced, we ate good food, we played games, and we made crafts, but most importantly, we learned God’s word. This was truly a day I will never forget.

-Simone | College Intern