Photo courtesy of Lora Vifquain.
The Shades Mountain Christian School (SMCS) athletics department coordinated a mission trip to Romania in June. The SMCS group consisted of 18 travelers including the athletic director, coaches, faculty, parents and nine student-athletes. The purpose of the mission trip was to support the Richard Wurmbrand Christian School in Lasi, Romania. The Richard Wurmbrand Christian School opened in 1995 and is dedicated to giving hope back to Romania by educating its children for a brighter future. The school is named after the well-known Christian minister and author Richard Wurmbrand, who spent most of his life in prison due to his Christian beliefs and speaking out against communism.
The SMCS group hosted a five-day basketball camp, which included daily devotionals and Bible studies. They also provided opportunities for intramural sports and worked on the grounds around the school. The SMCS athletics department has a long-term goal to raise money to fund a new playground for the Richard Wurmbrand Christian School. The group also enjoyed the beautiful countryside, village market, shopping mall and restaurants in Lasi, Romania.
– Submitted by Lora Vifquain.