This week the youth who attended the Mission Trip to the Yakama Nation and Campbell Farm are delighted to share some photos with the congregation. The group worked hard priming and painting a house despite the triple-digit heat. Another day was spent packaging over 7,000 lbs of cucumbers at the food bank. And perhaps the dirtiest work of all, hours spent ripping apart moldy textbooks for recycling. The home-made slip-n-slide was of course a huge hit with both our youth and the local kids.
After farm chores were completed and dishes put away, the group spent evenings in deep conversation, finding insights from the day’s “mustard seed moments.” Camden shared with the group this wonderful quote by St. Peter Favre that helped guide the reflections: “Seek grace in the smallest things, and you will also find grace to accomplish, to believe in, and to hope for the greatest things.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32)
May you find a moment to pause in your day and cherish a small “mustard seed” you planted. May you find a moment to pause in your day and cherish the shade from tree others planted years ago.
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