We had a GREAT time with the Urban Plunge on MLK Weekend.

A few highlights to share:

-Watching our students serve dinner to the homeless and residents at the Union Gospel Mission.
-Worshiping at Mount Zion Baptist Church and watching our students clap and sway along with the soulful music. Also experiencing another type of worship by attending the Compline service at St. Marks, that for all our students was a new spiritual experience.
-Probably the highlight for many of our students was playing Bingo with the residents of Plymouth on Stewart. It is so neat to see the long term relationship between MIPC and Plymouth
-Monday morning at World Relief we got to hear the powerful story of Kofi, a refugee from Togo who shared his heartbreaking story of the murder of his family, time spent in jail for his nationality, 15 years in a refugee camp and continued struggles today in Seattle trying to find a job — but throughout his whole story his acknowledgement of God’s providence and love for him and us.

The Urban Plunge is always one of my favorite Middle School Rock events. Our students get to learn about homelessness, poverty, and other cultures right here in Seattle through education combined with experience.

-Alan Waite, Middle School Director