The Adventures In Missions (AIM) group was with us in Childress again last weekend. 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 the mission field. Some of the AIM mission fields are Albania, Australia, Brazil, Peru, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Ukraine and the United States.
There were 64 of these AIM students and sponsors in Childress with us. They stayed with our church families and did community work. They served, and they worked. Once again, I have fallen in love with AIM students. They are my heroes.
AIM and mission trips by the Childress congregation have had enough effect on our young people that 5 Childress young people are planning on attending the AIM program in the fall. One of the five is our oldest son Taylor.
Here are a few pictures from the weekend of work in the community…
Cleaning up around town.
Matraca … future AIM student.
One of the three buildings that we painted.
AIM kids and Childress kids. Do you know which two are mine?