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Wilton Congregational Church

Serving In Memphis, TN
June 23, 2019
Community: Downtown
Partner: Calvary Rescue Mission
Staff: Darrel Yirenkyi, John Mason Hooper

Welcome to Memphis!

by Mason Hooper | June 23, 2019 10:17 PM

After a long day of travel, we have finally made it to Memphis! We enjoyed some late night burgers while having our orientation meeting. We can’t wait to get started with service this week!

Welcome to Memphis!

Clean Up at Thistle and Bee

by Mason Hooper | June 24, 2019 1:39 PM

This morning we partnered with a Thistle and Bee, which is a ministry that helps women who have been victim to prostitution and human trafficking. We cleaned up around their house, pulled weeds, cleaned flower beds, picked up sticks, cleaned the porch, and trimmed some branches. The house looks a lot better and they were very appreciative of our work.

Clean Up at Thistle and Bee

Neighborhood Christian Center

by Mason Hooper | June 24, 2019 6:16 PM

After lunch at Thistle and Bee, we went to Neighborhood Christian Center and got to spend time reading with the kids and played games with them afterwards!

Neighborhood Christian Center

Lisieux Community

by Mason Hooper | June 24, 2019 7:56 PM

Lisieux community works with Thistle and Bee helping women recover from human trafficking and addiction. We had the pleasure this afternoon of talking to Mrs Sandra and Mrs Trish about their testimonies and what they do with Lisieux and what their ministry is all about!

Lisieux Community

Clean Memphis

by Mason Hooper | June 25, 2019 7:33 PM

Today we worked with Clean Memphis helping out a local nonprofit, Oasis of Hope, cleaning out and organizing their pottery closet which is used by the senior citizens they work with and their sports closet in the gymnasium. They were very grateful for our hard work and we treated ourselves to some world famous Jerry’s Sno Cones afterward!

Clean Memphis


by Mason Hooper | June 26, 2019 12:54 PM

This morning we were able to help Thistle and Bee again. This time we were helping clean machines and get ready for their honey harvest tomorrow. We also were able to learn a lot about bees and the process of making honey. Thistle and Bee uses Beekeeping to help with their ministry through funding and by giving the women a hobby or job to do!


NCC Reading and Playing

by Mason Hooper | June 26, 2019 4:48 PM

This afternoon we came back to NCC and were greeted with many smiling faces! We read with them and helped with their activity, then closed the day with play time and distributing extra snacks to kids and families around the apartment complex.

NCC Reading and Playing

Restore Corps

by Mason Hooper | June 27, 2019 2:49 PM

This morning we helped rearrange and make improvements to the restore corps office. Restore Corps assists and fights for women who have been victim to human trafficking by empowering them and helping get them back into society

Restore Corps

Ma! The Meatloaf!

by Mason Hooper | June 27, 2019 6:54 PM

Tonight we had the pleasure of preparing meatloaf, potatoes, green beans, and biscuits for the wonderful men at Calvary Rescue Mission. This mission houses and assists homeless men in Memphis and it is always a favorite part of most trips that come to Memphis! We are about to go to chapel with them and serve up banana pudding for dessert!

Ma! The Meatloaf!

Rec day!

by Mason Hooper | June 29, 2019 4:37 AM

On the last day, we went zip lining at Shelby farms, walked through the halls of Graceland, and enjoyed some great Memphis BBQ!

Rec day!

Headed home!

by Mason Hooper | June 29, 2019 11:07 AM

This morning the team headed out and are flying home soon. It’s been a great week of service and we were truly blessed to have them!

Headed home!

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