Friday, June 16, 2017

Day 5 Trinity UMC youth mission trip

This is our last day at Midwest Mission Distribution Center. Our mission work this week involved unloading, sorting, packaging, and boxing supplies. The mission of the center is to compassionately help God’s people in need locally, nationally, and around the world and to offer a center to fulfill the call for service to our neighbors in Christ’s name.

First thing this morning we went into the workroom to pack Personal Dignity Kits. These go locally to community based programs that feed, clothe, and provide shelter to the needy among us. Included in a plastic zip bag are a towel and washcloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, razor, comb, nail clipper, soap, shampoo, and deodorant.

Besides working on PDKs, some of our team removed packaging from items for school kits and counted them into inventory.

Supplies had to be brought in from the warehouse and boxes refilled for those rolling PDK supplies inside the towel.

Between 26 and 30 PDKs were boxed, weighed, and labeled for storage.

The last part of our day was spent in the team’s favorite activity--disassembling flood cleaning buckets.

 Before our week was done, we cleaned the workroom.

Two boxes of PDKs are going to Charles City for Jordan River community kitchen and food pantry, and two boxes are going to First United Methodist Church’s community meal program in Iowa Falls. We “prayed out” the boxes with volunteer coordinators Jennie and Stan Lowrey.

If you have enjoyed following our mission trip this week and would like more information about how you can help Midwest Mission Distribution Center with your gifts (donations) or financially or how you can volunteer your time and talents and service, contact Susan Jacob at

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