This was a two-part, two-week mission trip from First Baptist Nashville arranged by Diane Parrish. The first week was a VBS in a little church in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and I had a conflict that week and could not go. But along with three others I was able to join them the second week as we conducted a summer camp for children who each had at least one parent in prison. It was a non-denominational Christian Camp built initially for that purpose, though also used for other types of Christian camps. The photos tell the story best, but here is a summary:
There were 3 of them doing the VBS in Moncton, New Brunswick and in addition to their volunteer work, they were tourists in Moncton, took a trip to Prince Edward Island and went Whale Watching. All of this by three before the really big event at Bar None Camp in the central New Brunswick town of Boiestown. I included these two photos and more of theirs in the slide show I prepared for the report to FBC Nashville and the mission trip photo book I prepared for all participants and the church library.
4 of us flew from Nashville to Bangor, Maine which Diane thought was better than flying to New Brunswick. Then Aubrey & Diane came from Moncton in their rental car with Aubrey flying back to Nashville (Aubrey & I were the two “token” men on this mission trip). 🙂 I basically replaced Aubrey.
We then spent the night in Bay Harbour, Maine because it was late. We stayed in this quaint little Twilight Motel that reminded us of the 1950’s and saw a little scenery around there. See the travel gallery. On the way back to airport after our week’s camp we got to shop in an L.L. Bean physical store, my first after years of online ordering.
The camp was wonderful in many ways and all of the children were so appreciative. We basically used the VBS curriculum for the camp’s morning activities and added a few things with local camp staff handling all of the recreation. One afternoon we toured some of the Central New Brunswick sights, nothing big or exciting but a beautiful place! 🙂
A picture is worth a thousand words, so experience all the photos of this exciting trip at its own gallery: 2009 New Brunswick, Canada