Journey to Jackson, MS interterm

Jim Wang, Brandon Jimenez, Adria Ebersole, Mia Graber, Samantha Miller, Gerardo Mendoza, Rachel Miller, Drake Brezina, Jeremy Niemeyer, Tanner Thrapp, Kobe Borntrager, Trevor Leyden


Twelve students along with sponsors Maya Kehr Yoder and Dwight Gingerich traveled to Jackson, MS last week for interterm. The group stopped in Memphis, TN to visit the Civil Rights Museum, then arrived in Jackson, MS the next day. Open Door Mennonite church provided lodging while in Jackson. Activities while in Jackson included touring the Medgar Evers house and Civil Rights stops, doing various service work projects with Stewpot Community Services, and enjoying activities with Open Door and Service Adventure members. On Friday they drove to St. Louis, MO and met with IMS alum Howard Gentry and stayed overnight at St. Louis Mennonite Church.

Maya Kehr Yoder said “Our structure of morning and evening devotionals, living and cleaning together, and breaking up the drive with team bonding games were all effective team building measures and added a spiritual/reflective component to our time together.”