The mission group from Sterling College took a trip to Denver Colorado during Fall breather this year in order to work with Denver Urban Ministries, otherwise known as DenUM. The ten of us set off Friday afternoon, and returned just in time to see the sun set on Monday.
On Saturday, we cleared out an area in the city that will eventually become a playground. That night, we stopped by Buca di Beppo for some Italian food and explored some of downtown Denver.
On Sunday, we visited a mega-church with a Sterling College alumnus, and then packed food for DenUM, who provides it to people who cannot afford food. That night, we went to the Scum of the Earth Church, which is attended by a lot of homeless or otherwise "grungy" people. I thought it was a really powerful experience. Afterwards, we went to St. Mark's coffee shop to hang out with another SC alumna and some people from Scum of the Earth.
In the meantime, we stayed with a very generous family, that of president Douglas' daughter. It was a good trip!