19 students and 3 staff members took a trip to Hohhot, Inner Mongolia to plant trees to help slow down desertification. But this ended up being more than just a Mission Trip to be good stewards of God's Creation, it was also a cultural study tour. Along the way, they toured the Yellow River Dam, Inner Mongolian Museum, Alxa Desert World Geopark, and were treated to traditional welcome ceremonies and meals. The first day they were supposed to work, there was such a strong sand storm, they quit after lunch, but they went to a elder's care center where they were able to bring a little joy to the lives of some elderly people by singing and talking to them. In all the trip was very successful and memorable for all.