The first Redeemer Mission Trip to Pilgrim Africa took place in 2009. The parishioners spent time getting to know the Christian students at Beacon of Hope College, helped out in the agricultural fields, and guided the students through the creation of a mural on one of the exterior walls of a classroom. The group was so inspired they pledged to go back two years later.
The photo below was taken by parishioner Anne Grandin. The mural was painted on the wall of a classroom by Beacon of Hope College students with Anne's help and guidance during the Redeemer mission trip in Summer 2009.