Wednesday and Thursday of that week ended up being preparation days. The team decorated the Bethel church for the upcoming Youth Day that Sabbath. They distributed fliers to nearby neighborhoods. They also repacked everything for the team's trip to a nearby village, Kasigluk, scheduled for Friday. On Thursday evening they met with Colette Reahl and Joy Anderson, Arctic Mission Volunteers for Bethel, to go over the last minute details for Friday and Sabbath.
Friday morning they were back at a airport, this time for a charter plane to Kasigluk. There was an unexpected and unexplained delay that meant the team touched down at 1 pm instead of 11:15 am. They had to set everything up in less than 30 minutes before children started to arrive. Despite this they started on time with 40+ children in attendance. They shared the parable of the sower from Matthew 13 using songs, games, crafts, and interactive bible story. Each child was sent home with a goodie bag of things to keep them spiritually growing.
Shortly after that the adult health program was presented on nutrition. Collette Reahl shared one of her favorite natural remedies for colds that included garlic and onion. The recipe was well received despite it acquired taste. The team headed back to Bethel with no delays.
Sabbath morning, the Wrangell team took over the youth sabbath school this time sharing the parable of the wheat and the tares. The guessing game was the biggest hit as children tried hard to figure out words related to the parable. Brooke Reynolds shared a special music on the piano and later shared during the sermon her own parable about crochet.
The team shared one more program that evening for the Bethel children, repeating the parable of sower program. The children especially love learning to make tissue paper flowers. The team hopes that seeds were planted in the heart of all those involved in this year's Bethel mission Trip.