Day 5

Friday’s are free days during mission trips at Next Step and we got to choose what we want to do. This group decided to go to Garden of the Gods and White Water Rafting with the Royal Gorge. It was a day filled with nerves and excitement. When booking our rafting trip, we decided to do the easy route. Our trip consisted of class 2 & 3 rapids. If you know anything about rafting class 2 & 3 rapids are pretty simple.  Once we got off the river everyone in our group was filled with excitement and joy from going. They all said they would have loved to try the higher class rapids.

After we finished rafting, we headed back to the church we were staying at for our last night. It was a night filled with happiness, sadness, and goodbyes. Our church group bonded and made connections with kids from Kansas and North Dakota. We had a great time playing and worshiping together before departing ways.

We’re currently making our way back to Minnesota, with a stop in Nebraska tonight. Once we return, we can’t wait to tell all of our stories!

-Leigha