What's Community Dinner Like? || Ellie

Community Dinner is an event that happens every other Wednesday 6-9:45 p.m. This is an opportunity for HBSM students to invite people from the community they've met while being here, whether it’s someone from the beach or a co-worker. I have mostly invited my co-workers and regular customers at McDonald’s. Three of my co-workers, Tam, Bow, and Fay, are from Thailand and it’s been so great getting to know them. They were really excited to come to our Community Dinner nights and have attended almost all of them. One night they even brought Thai food to share with everyone! 

So, the night starts off with dinner and then we have some ice breaker games that help lead into spiritual conversations afterwards. After the games, we wrap up the night with watching the fireworks on the beach. As a Community Dinner planner, our goal for each dinner is to create a Christ-centered, open, and inclusive environment for everyone.

Community Dinner has definitely been a highlight of mine during missions and God has taught and grown me in many ways through planning and inviting others.