Option Day #2

Another great and busy day in California today! The majority of our group went to 6 Flags Magic Mountain to check out some of the countries BIGGEST and craziest rollercoasters. Many fears were conquered today! There were many students who felt scared to try the big coasters, or thought they wouldn’t enjoy them… but they loved them! These coasters are unreal… loops and drops like crazy. They are unlike anything we have ever seen before, and many students were so excited to now be able to say they have ridden them. It wasn’t too busy in the park today, which is awesome and meant that everyone could get on a bunch of rides . . . which always makes the experience much more fun. We are proud of these kids for facing fears and we’re so glad they had so much fun.

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We had another group at Project Serve today, serving on Skid Row at Union Rescue Mission. It is always an eye opening and very humbling experience to see such a different way of life. Today’s team was working in the kitchen serving lunch to a couple of thousand people. Union Rescue is a very busy place, and is doing such amazing things to help people get the support they need. And it is awesome to see so many high school kids who want to take a day of their spring break vacation to give back and be willing to learn and serve in what could feel like an intimidating environment.

We had a little group that headed to Laguna Beach today. It was an overcast day, but still really relaxing and nice to get a break from the theme parks for the day.

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Tonight we had our speaker Gary Garcia share with us again, and he also asked his wife to share with us her story. She has an incredible story of perseverance and not being defined by our mistakes. I know that it hit home to all of us and it was a blessing to have Gary and Ami share with us.

Tomorrow we are heading down south to San Diego for the day! It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we can’t wait to take our crew there!