Sunday, July 19, 2015

Last Day! :( Sunday, July 19

Some of the group began the day with a third breakfast at the Clique Restaurant.  The few who didn’t want to wake up at 6am slept in a little later and had breakfast in the hotel with Mindy.  
We all wanted mustaches since Stefan's got so much attention! 

After breakfast, we walked to Ford Field for Sunday morning worship.  It was amazing having a church service with a congregation of 30,000.  We were blessed with the opportunity to listen to Bishop Eaton’s sermon in which she related the Bible verses to our experience in Detroit. 

One of our favorite speakers from an earlier event at Ford Field, an amazing poet, Natasha T Miller, returned to read another of her poems.  

Natasha T Miller
Inside Ford Field

At the end of the service we helped reveal that the next Gathering will be held in Houston.
After the worship service, Mr. Datte led us over to Comerica Stadium for the Tigers vs. Orioles baseball game. 
It was so hot that the ice cream was steaming! 
The baseball park has a ferris wheel and a merry-go-round. 
We all got baked in the sun and the Tigers lost 3 to 9, but the amazing Greek food we had for dinner in Greektown made up for it.  Everyone loved the saganaki(flaming cheese appetizer) and the baklava we had for dessert.  We wanted to say thank you again to Mr. Datte for taking his time to meet us here and show us some great places we couldn’t have found otherwise.  It was such a blessing to have a native show us around.

When we got back to the hotel we talked about our high’s and low’s of the trip:

High’s: Motown concert and museum, the gratefulness of the people of Detroit, the service project, meeting new people, and growing closer within our group

Low’s: heat and humidity, trumpet horns

Overall, this trip was such an incredible experience.  We have all grown closer with each other and with God.  Despite the negative reputation of Detroit, our time here has shown us that it is a wonderful city and all of the people here are so kind.

We couldn’t have gone on this trip without the support of everyone in the congregation, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Olivia and Sonia

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