The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


July 11, 2014

Service, fellowship were impressive from Mission Enid

ENID, Okla. — We were impressed with a group of about 200 middle and high school volunteers for their recent service and fellowship in our community.

Mission Enid was part of an annual youth camp program designed to help the community, while it helped church youth grow spiritually.

This was the fifth annual youth mission event. Enid was selected this year because of the willingness of Enid’s four congregations to host the event.

Enid’s congregations included Christian Church of the Covenant, Central Christian Church, University Place Christian Church and Iglesia Christiana El Shaddai.

Advance Pierre Foods, Standard Builders, CDSA, The Bike Shop, Jumbo Foods, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, Enid Convention and Visitors Bureau, Red Dirt Technologies, Case Construction and Christian Church of the Covenant sponsored Mission Enid.

Attendees enjoyed worship, small group devotions, team-building activities and visiting local attractions. Disciples of Christ churches united to bring the team to town, having previously served in El Reno and Stillwater.

Central Christian Church in Enid hosted the volunteers and worked with CDSA to find worksites all over the community. Kids pulled weeds and prepared the flowerbeds outside Adventure Quest for new mulch.

Other volunteer sites included Loaves and Fishes, YWCA Enid, Hope Outreach, University Place Christian Church, Forgotten Ministries and a few private residences.

The kids’ hardworking and uncomplaining attitudes were impressive, but it wasn’t all grimy work in the hot sun. The kids toiled in the morning and afternoon, but spent their evenings having fun activities like free time at the YMCA or dance at Convention Hall.

This event was a great way to lead by example. Our hats go off to you all.

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