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Weekly Cup of Joe - Episode #39 – Mission/Service

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Good morning and welcome to your Weekly Cup of Joe. My name is Joe King. I'm the owner of Physical Therapy Advantage in North Aurora. And this week I want to talk to you about mission work and service. I've talked to you before about high-energy activities---things that you do that really get you pumped up increase your energy level and things you like to do. Well, some of you know, or may know that, spent all last week down in central Appalachia on a youth mission trip. I was an adult leader. It was my eighth trip in 10 years. I go with Battan United Methodist church. My oldest daughter started me back after she got confirmed and I've been going as I said, eight years trips in 10 years now, so it's just a wonderful experience. It's a fantastic mental reset to go spend a week in central Appalachia, helping those individuals. And the mission of the trip is basically warmer, safer, and dryer, and as it's been described to me, it's basically a lot of ministry with a little carpentry on the side. One of the best things that you get to see is the connections that are made. So the youth that you're supervising to, the adult leaders and the youth to the other youth that doesn't know each other and the youth and to their families or the adult leaders to the families that you're serving and the adult leaders and the youth to the staff that are working with you; the Appalachian Service Project staff that we work with the center that we stay, it's just incredible to be a part of that. The best thing I would say is actually the growth that you get to see as an adult leader in those youth.

You basically throw a whole bunch of youth and adults who don't really know each other very well, and by the weeks’ end, you become family and get to see their growth and relationships in their spirituality and everything else, and just general maturity over the course of the week. It's a blessing to be able to see that as you go down into central Appalachia and you're helping those that are living in substandard, living that for most of their lives, you truly get an eye-opening experience on what we take for granted up here in suburbia Chicago. So just wanted to let you know about all of my experiences. I'll put some links below for you guys who want to follow and find any more information about what I did this past week. But as far as physical therapy and everything else, you can always contact us at (630) 892-8003 at the clinic. If you have any health-related questions or have any questions just in general about physical therapy, we'd be more than happy to help you answer those questions. And we look forward to seeing you next week for your Weekly Cup of Joe. Bye.

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