Strengthening Friendships Through Work
Reflection by Elizabeth Smoker, Media Mennonite Church, Oxford PA
My favorite part of C.E. Mission Weeks was the way it strengthened my relationships with the people around me. As my one friend said, "working and doing tough things bring you a lot closer to your friends rather than everything being easy and just having fun." I found this to be so true!
There were some challenging times from being tired and working a lot, but I had a great time working with my friends and leaders during the day, and playing games in the evenings!
Through sharing our testimonies the one day, my eyes were opened to some of their struggles that I never knew about, and I learned more about them than I have ever known. I feel so much closer to everyone after going on this trip and we strengthened our friendships that I know will last a lifetime!