And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Every three years, the ELCA sponsors an event called The ELCA Youth Gathering. The gathering is a sponsored mission for youth across the country, in their teenage years, to have the chance to travel to a major American city and perform community service and witness for their faith. Now, as one can imagine, this event is a rather epic undertaking and giving the incredible planning and logistics required, is only done every three years with most recent done from July 15-19 2015.
Christ the King was fortunate to have three teenagers this time around who attended The Gathering:
Two adult member chaperones also accompanied them on this mission:
Needless to say, this "journey" had a different influence upon each of the participants, their reflections can be viewed above by following their individual links.