The youth group made the relatively short trek home to Raleigh from Greenville, SC on Friday morning, June 26. They had an incredibly fulfilling week, completing more projects than they anticipated along with the help of a few other youth groups who had joined them in the Nicholtown neighborhood of Greenville.
Some students helped install a new roof for a family in the neighborhood, as the existing roof had nearly completely wore away. Other students helped to paint the hallways and dining room of the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center. It was a great week of fellowship and loving service, and the students returned having experienced God through their willingness to love others.
Along the way, the group had time for several fun activities, such as visiting Falls Park and taking in a Greenville Drive baseball game. It was a memorable week!
The theme of the week for all the groups was “Response-Able”. Students were able to reflect in a devotional time each evening with a different emphasis on being “Response-Able”. One evening in particular was a discussion of the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 and how the Samaritan showed mercy. Jesus has called all of his followers to go and do likewise, and do likewise is exactly what the Greystone youth group did last week in Greenville, SC.