Four of Trinity’s Youth and three adults traveled to Louisville, Kentucky on a week-long Mission Trip.  Check out their daily blogs to see how God worked through them throughout their trip! 

Day 1:

Mammoth Cave National Park

On Sunday we visited Mammoth Caves National Park before we got to our site. Ranger Eric guided our group down into the cave, taught us about the historical uses of the caves, and some of the myths that surround it. We came back up 8 flights of stairs in the Mammoth Dome. When we got to our site in Louisville, we were broken up into two teams, Team Marengo, and Team Mammoth Caves. The whole week we served with other youth and adults from a church in Iowa!”

Beth Stephens

Day 2:

S.O.S. International

Marengo at SOS, Marengo sorting medical supplies at SOS, Mammoth Caves sorting and cleaning dishes, and Marengo at the end of the first day of work.


On Monday, we served by helping supply, oversee, organize, and pack up medical supplies. My favorite part of the day was building a better connection with the other people in our groups. I saw God at work the whole time we were at S.O.S. Everybody had a passion to do more before we took a break for lunch, nobody complained, and we all had a similarity to helping others.”

Ally Messbarger, Junior

Day 3:

New Directions, Churchill Downs, Franciscan Kitchen

Marengo at New Directions before we painted Mr. Scott’s porch, our group at Churchill Downs after our Derby tour, Mammoth Caves at the Franciscan Kitchen before they served over 500 meals, and Team Marengo scraping the front porch before painting!


On Tuesday we worked with New Directions and helped to paint Mr. Scott’s porch and foundation. My favorite part of the trip was all the opportunities to bond with friends-at worship, meals, and free time. Most of the community we worked with is so knit together in Christ. They all helped each other so much and cared for one another no matter the circumstances.”

Alayna Marovec, Sophomore

Day 4:

Bernheim Forest, The Lord’s Kitchen, Catholic Charities

Mission trip group at Bernheim forest, Alayna at The Lord’s Kitchen assembling grocery boxes, Mammoth Caves preparing breakfast for our group, and Mammoth Caves sorting clothes to be donated.


On Wednesday we went to Love the Hungry to package meals for starving children. Then we went to Catholic Charities to sort inventory that is given to fleeing refugees. My favorite part of the trip was the little things: when we all sang in the assembly line or when we were all getting tried but we still pushed through together. It was beautiful to see how thankful people are and how this community is just so close to God.”

Josie Barker, Sophomore

Day 5:

S.O.S. International

Mammoth Caves sorting donations to be given to refugee families, Mammoth Caves at SOS, Alayna getting ready to serve lunch to hundreds of people, Alayna serving in the afternoon deciding where to put spatulas.


On Thursday we worked at SOS. We sorted through medical supplies, a lot of gloves, and did a project for Ethiopia. The medical supplies are going to places like South Sudan and Ukraine. My favorite part was serving and meeting everyone. I had such a good time bonding, serving, and learning new things about them. I also liked how we all got together and danced, even learning new dances. The community there is so cool. It seemed like they found any way to help someone.  I think every community should be more like that. I think the only way a whole community could be like that is with the help of God.”

Makenzie Barker, Junior

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