My Trip to Joplin Missouri

I don't know if I mention it.. but I'm a youth leader. In August my Youth Group is going to Joplin to serve the people there. I went down there last week to meet with our sister church and talk to them about how we can serve the community. Here's my day in pictures.

New creation Church, Joplin, MO

This is New Creation Church in Joplin Missouri.

This church serves 3 hot meals to ANYONE who walks in to the building.

They also provide shelter for over 75 people each night.

The church's pantry… where all the donated food goes.

If a family comes in and needs diapers… they have them.

Notes of thanks and encouragement.

To do list… (I love to do lists..) This one says:

  • Do Landry
  • Do intake Data
  • reset sound system in the sanctuary
  • do data entry in aid matrix
  • replace red cross cots with ours
  • pack up red cross cots to return
  • Take love boxes to our neighbors
  • double line men's cots

Someone made this cross out of rubble.


Not so good graffiti.

New telephone poles.

In front of Joplin High School.

Chainsaw carvers.. check out the phone pole that was ripped in half.


Can you see the people on top of the houses?

It's like someone took out a wall and you can see their kitchen and family room.



A free clinic in front of Walgreens.

Wednesday’s To Do’s

What's that old saying… Back in the saddle… I'm tryin' to get there 😉

Wednesday's To Do…

  • Plan youth group
  • find a little time to take a nap
  • drop paperwork off
  • fill out some forms for #1
  • make dinner/grocery list for next 2 weeks
  • Dinner= Pot Luck
  • Figure out what the first thing to start cleaning should be…
  • Work on School stuff…

Tuesday’s To Do..

morning glory, climbing flowers, purple, pink, flowers

I remember when these morning glories would greet me each morning..

Tuesday's To Do…

  • No School (it's a holiday)
  • clean the house.
  • Dentist appt for #1 and #2
  • wrap Christmas presents
  • make list for Advent craft night
  • write article
  • plan youth group
  • Take #4 to Christmas Performance practice
  • Dinner = Vegetable Beef and noodle soup, homemade rolls and oatmeal scotchies
  • write up a few eBay things
  • take pictures of the Christmas decorations
  • get stuff together for meeting tomorrow