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Samantha Patterson; Jeri Phillips
(thoughts from a 7th grader at St. Martin parish)
I have some great news for you I went to Mission Possible Camp last week. It's a camp where you help others and a ton of fun!
My 1st day started at 7:45 a.m.
We met at St. Martin's church they brought us all donuts!! and you could have as many as you want. I met all the other kids there, made new friends and then we went to St. Pius in Dallas together for a larger group of kids to meet and make more friends and get into groups. I had to pack a water jug, food and snacks. I brought my buddy with me to this camp. We went to an Achievement Center for kids that are mentally disabled in Dallas. I saw lots of kids that were happy but were not able to do stuff on their own like me. We spent the day making them smile and playing games with them like UNO. I had lunch with all the kids it was so fun to see them so happy with all of us, and had fun!
2nd day started 7:30
We had had more donuts at St. Martin's when we met up. Then we went to the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift shop store in Dallas to work. We were shown how all the operations of how to run the store worked. They first get donations of clothes, toys, stuff they need. Then we sorted it out, we helped with folding all the clothes and hung stuff up, we fixed the store shelves so they looked good. It was very cool to see people come in and buy things that they needed at a very cheap price. We had lunch there and hung out as a group, good stuff!
3rd day, same time to meet up at St. Martin's
We went to a Nursing home in Rowlett Texas, it was nice! I was happy cause I love old people. this was exciting for me to see the wise and old people there. We played volleyball with them with balloons, we did Art, I had lunch with them and then we painted and had fun, they loved it!!!
4th day same time
Met at St. Martin's and had more donuts. Then we went to St./ Pius met with our groups. Then we went to a cool place in Dallas called the 'North Texas Food Bank' this is where they feed over 47100000 a year. I helped with the whole group as a team we moved empty wooden pallets, we sorted food. Lots of can goods, boxes, and boxes of stuff all new food, stuff for allergies, pasta etc... We saw a lot of food that day we were told tons!!! We were in a large group with Mission Possible people and we also met and worked with many other groups that day. My group fed over 8 thousand people in 3 hours of our time. My Mom and I separated and sorted tons of food. Mr. Mike who worked at the food bank said we made 8,572 meals for the time we helped and worked together, just a few hours. I felt so proud and so happy it ended my week with a huge smile to see the others happy! We all cheered with all the other kids I met there. Mike he had never had so much help he usually only has 5 people a day help him for this charity work. I will go back to that place because they really, really need helpers and anyone can do this they just have to give time and smile! After we were done we got to go the Hawaiian Falls Water park as a celebration with my whole group from St. Martins with all the helpers and people that donated their time to the camp. We stayed until it closed and I went on all the water parks rides and slides. Also I ate pizza - yummy! from the place by the big slide with cool music. It was a great experience to me!
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General Information and Parish Covenant Agreement
Bishop Kevin Farrell addresses Mission Possible 2009 participants at the opening night liturgy.
Noel Crane from Our Lady of the Lake Parish talks about how Mission Possible helped to inspire her to begin her own non-profit service organization, "Girls Reaching Out"
We are one sorted clothes rack different.
We are one painted wall different.
We are one organized toy bin different.
We are one meal made different.
We are a helping hand different.
We are a satisfied customer different.
We are one week different.
One week stronger
One week kinder.
We can make a difference in a week.
We are mission possible different.
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