While I grew up going on church mission trips, I have always wanted an opportunity for my entire family to go on one together. Recently, that goal was accomplished. Now I can say my family has officially gone to Allendale—twice—and survived!...

Over the course of the past four weeks, we have sent groups of students and families each week to help run summer camp in Allendale, where we have partnered with two of the local churches. There are three interns living there and giving direction for...