Our college-focused church always does Spring Break mission trips, and this year we worked with the amazing Service Over Self to repair roofs in impoverished neighborhoods of Memphis, TN. We’re a Twitter friendly crowd, and so we had a hashtag already set for the trip (#ilifememphis). But the way we really started capturing the experience for ourselves and donors alike was Vine!
It took us a while to get the hang of it but soon each work team had people dropping things on Vine to tell the story.
Check it out:
— Chris Ridgeway (@ridgewaychris) March 19, 2013
— Alan Hable (@ahable) March 19, 2013
— Alan Hable (@ahable) March 22, 2013
There’s something about Vine that let’s you capture the experience quickly; it’s more sensory than a photo, but doesn’t need to be crafted like a video. We found it drew in church members back home as well as got our multiple work teams better connected between their work sites, all in realtime.