AIM is an apprentice missions program for college-age young people and is located in Lubbock, Texas. When a college-age young person goes to AIM they spend the first eight months studying God’s Word and training for the field experience. After eight months in Lubbock those students spend a minimum of 14 months on a foreign or domestic mission field (and up to 22 months, depending on each student’s choice).
For the first 4 days of this week, we had 70 of these AIM students and sponsors in Childress with us. They stayed with our church families. And while here they did community work. They served, and they worked. Along the way, they blessed us.The local paper came out and took pictures and did a story on them. Some of the things we did around town were: Scrape & repaint the Rotary Bowl (a large picnic area) at City Park, and they picked up trash at City Park and around the community. They reworked the flower beds at the parks and football stadium. They mowed and cleaned up around some senior citizen’s homes and other things too. We also got a chance to have a cookout and take in a local Childress Bobcat baseball game.
This group of young people are about a month away from leaving for their mission term. They will be going to places like… Albania, Australia, Brazil, Peru, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Ukraine and the United States.
If you want to know more about AIM you can see their website at http://www.aimsunset.org/
You can also see more pictures of our AIM work camp here at “work camp pictures.”
For those involved with the AIM program who are reading this: We hated to see you go. You reminded us of our Heavenly Father. You could sing like angels and serve like Jesus. We loved your hearts. But I’ll be honest, I’m glad you left … you made me tired trying to keep up with you!
We love you, we’ll pray for you, and yes, you are our heroes!