Students on the Markham interterm spent the majority of the time helping in the daycare, doing yard work and picking up three tons of shingles torn off the roof of a church property. Saturday students traveled into Chicago, spent some time at the Field Museum before riding the train to north Chicago to a seminar at Living Waters Church in Roger’s Park sponsored by Great Lakes Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Students received input about immigration from Saulo Padilla, military recruitment by Titus Peachy, gun violence by Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, and a session titled “Following Jesus to Ferguson #HandsUpDontShoot by Ewuare Osayande, the Anti-Oppression Cooridinator at MCC.
Kaylin Brokaw and Renee Buckwalter along with Bryn Hovde and Enrique Mendoza led the music. After participating in the Sunday morning worship service at Community Mennonite Church and enjoying a potluck the group will head back to Iowa.
The students were Kaylin Brokaw, Jacob Bruns, Renee Buckwalter, Natalie Earnest, Madeline Leichty, Olivia Marshall, Enrique Mendoza, Rosina Ropp, Kobi Russom Jacob Schmieder, Summer Schrock, and Breana Stout. Marcus Miller and Bryn Hovde were the faculty leaders.