Day 1 – #RiseUp ELCA High School Youth Gathering in Detroit

YG15We have a wonderful sending from Rochester this morning around 8:30am.  Our travels to Detroit were uneventful.  We enjoyed a beautiful lunch stop at a rest area by the Illinois State Line.  The Zumbro group had a great time sleeping, watching a movie and talking with the other Rochester churches on our bus.  We traveled with Good Shepherd and Hosanna Lutheran Churches.  It was a nice ride in a coach bus from Sugar Loaf Coaches, driven by our own Zumbro member, Earl Kinneberg.  We arrived at our Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn, MI around 8:30pm.  We got settled into our beautiful rooms.  We ended our evening with a pizza dinner/evening devotion together.  A highlight of the evening came when graduated senior, Ahymad Lee stated, “Quack, quack, seat back” to keep his chair when he went to get more pizza to eat!  I feel that many more memorable laughs will come on this trip!! As you can see from the picture, the Gathering is here and we are ready to RISE UP!  We are excited for what tomorrow brings….to learn more about the ELCA church through each other and the city of Detroit! –Kris Oppegard

One thought on “Day 1 – #RiseUp ELCA High School Youth Gathering in Detroit

  1. Rev. Manase Elias Msengi July 15, 2015 / 7:10 am

    Good to hear that from Zumbro, and see how youths are develoved spiritually and physically


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.