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Transformative justice is one of our core values here at PCC, and one way we have been able to engage this value is through our missions trip to Mount Currie helping with Red Soul Rising, where 50+ Indigineous students come, hear the gospel message, and encounter God.

This year, PCC brought a team of nine amazing volunteers to prepare the campgrounds before the arrival of the students! Praise God. Although much of our time was spent cleaning outhouses, sanitizing dishes, and tasks alike, we were also able to build and deepen relationships with Indigineous leaders (Vern and Sylvia), the founder of RSR (Don), and other volunteers from Crystal Lake in Chicago. In one hand, we shared laughter and friendship as we played volleyball, made smores, and played camp games in the evening. In the other, we shared meaningful conversations about our faith, experiences, and cultural backgrounds around the campfire. 

The team worked together seamlessly and maintained a positive attitude throughout the trip, though there were several complications (and many many mosquitos) along the way. We served and completed unglamorous tasks with joy knowing that our work is not in vain and that God will be glorified through the work of our hands. The unity and teamwork displayed was beautiful and encouraging to witness and be a part of. We are beyond thankful for the generosity of those who gave financially towards this trip, prayed for our safety, and made way for us to serve the students in Mount Currie! 

Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." We lived this out in the most practical sense, and we look forward to serving this community again next year!