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Homecoming Week!!!
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Our Favorite MNU Experiences
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An Action Pact Weekend
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College – Is It Really Worth It?
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Switzerland and All It’s Glory
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Helping those in need!
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Story Time
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Is It a Dream or Is It For Real? 2016 Election
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Academics and Unorthodox Ping Pong
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Midterms and Mass Chaos

An Action Pact Weekend

This past weekend the MNU Serve Team Action Pact went to Hays, Kansas on a quick three day trip to help out a start up church called The Vine. Action Pact is MNU’s improv travel team. When we are asked, we travel to different events, churches, and youth groups  to perform impov as well as skits.

The drive down to Hays took about 5 1/2 hours in our 11 person van. But we found ways to entertain ourselves.

 

When we arrived in Hays we met with the pastor and went to the church (which is held in a coffee shop) and did a little improv!

We stayed in the pastor’s basement which had a stuffed black bear in it.

Elisa with a taxidermist bear

On Saturday we went door to door in neighborhoods and trailer parks inviting people to the church. We traveled in groups of two or four. It was heartbreaking and eye opening to see the need for Jesus in Hays. Every single one of our groups had at least one door slammed in our face the second we mentioned the word ‘church’.

On the reverse we spoke to people who were very grateful to have us come by their house and speak with them. Christian was my partner for going door to door and we were able to pray with many people. We prayed for a man who was homeless, a man who had a disease in his legs, and a gentleman’s unborn daughter.

One of the trailer parks we went door to door in

Trailer park and the team of students I traveled with

On Sunday Action Pact performed the skit The Old Testament in 20 Minutes at The Vine Church.

Justin tells Alex something in the skit

Christian and Alex put up thier arms to build a house over blakes head

Action Pact performing The Old Testament in 20 Minutes at The Vine Church.

It was a great weekend but it was exhausting.

Action Pact members sleep on couches before performance.

On Sunday after lunch we headed back to Olathe!

Action Pact team selfie

Overall it was an excellent weekend! If you are a current MNU student or a prospective student I would suggest that you join an MNU Serve Team one year that you are on campus!

Stay classy,

Elisa

 

 

 

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