Germfask, Michigan 

In June/July, 2003 we took eight teens on a mission trip to do several projects in northern Michigan. We took the first day of our journey to play, and spent the rest of our time working hard, studying and worshipping, eating, and maybe just a little bit more playing when we could find the time! It was a very blessed time to spend together.

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Youth on a mission! The theme for our trip 
was the fruit of the Spirit.
 
We took a break while traveling to Germfask to visit the Cut River Gorge on the shores of Lake Michigan. Here is the church where we stayed
in Germfask, Michigan.
 
Our first day was a day of play. Here we are at "Kitchi - ti - Kipi" which is Native American for "The Big Spring." After visiting the Big Spring we stopped at the Fayette Historical village and played along the shores of Lake Michigan. We also toured this old iron industry community.
 
No time along the southern shores of
Upper Michigan would be complete without
time to play on the sand dunes.
One of the projects was a real handful. A bad roof had ruined the walls and flooring in the upstairs of this home. A previous crew fixed the roof, but it was up to us to dig into the floor and walls in this room. We kept one crew of 4 to 5 people busy all week here.
 
Breakfast time in the fellowship hall
of the Germfask church.
Sub-floor complete! Now on to the walls!
 
Our group became drywall experts by
the end of the week.
"Looks good!"
 
Slowly it begins to come together. Mike had his hands full putting up new stringers on one end of the ceiling. Nothing was square or on center! You could almost hear his hair going grey as he tried to figure it all out!
 
The "finished" product -- at least as far as
we could take it in the time we had.
Another view...
 
Becky (not in this photo) kept our other crew busy with painting, siding, roofing, and installing new fascia on another house. Don - our project overseer - keeps an eye on our guys as they feverishly work to accomplish the project in the our 4-day time frame.
 
Becky and one of the youth share the job
of scraping and painting.
More painting.
 
"Watch out for what window, Mrs. Rule?" We did several other small projects like painting cabinets and replacing some carpet in a local church.
 
Kick that carpet into place! In northern Michigan, wildlife abounds,
like this luna moth.
 
We always found time for things like singing... ...and swinging.
 
Getting ready to load up! We stopped to take a break, eat lunch, and view the Mackinaw Bridge on our trip home.
 

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