Originally published in the 2017 Summer Quarterly Explorer

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Mission Madness Weekend at Huguenot Road Baptist Church

What can 145 young people accomplish in a weekend? They can plant flowers, play bingo, and dominoes with residents in a nursing home. They can paint and clean a house and help at a Baptist Center.

CBF Mission Madness is a weekend retreat for youth groups interested in mission service, worship, fellowship, and fun!

Twelve young people and three adults from River Road joined other church groups to help better our community. We worked together, ate together, played together, and worshipped together. In the process, we made new friends and discovered new gifts of caring and sharing. Mission opportunities are all around us. We just need to take the time to see them. This weekend was one step in that process.