Montana Mission Trip
By Tristen Isom
At first the missionary work in Montana didn't seem worth the 30 something hour train ride. But after we arrived, I already felt like it was going to be worth it. The only problem was we had to wait for everyone else to arrive because two of the groups were delayed. After one of the two groups arrived, we took a small hike. Although it was a small hike, it was a beautiful sight none the less. That night the third group showed up. The next morning we went to a school in Browning and were briefed on what they wanted us to do. After setting up our rooms we went to work. As I worked alongside them we all became good friends. We even built team spirit when we went to go play against the local high school students after work. Even though we tried our best, we weren't good enough for second strongest school in the state. As the build went on you could feel a sense of accomplishment as you saw the playground come together. We also went on another hike called Buffalo Jump and the view was amazing. It made it feel like the whole world was just laid out before you and there was so much there was to take in. Yet before you knew it the playground was done and I was packing up to go home. Even though this was my second mission trip it is one I will never forget. And I will most likely go on more trips to come.