Dear Youth and Parents,
After a year sabbatical, I am excited to begin planning next year’s Jr. High and High School Mission Trips. These trips will be an important part of their faith formation, which allows them to connect to God and each other in new and dynamic ways. In 2021, we have two mission opportunities that will help your child identify and address the needs of those whom Jesus called “the least of these.” I hope you will prayerfully consider having your child attend one of these life-changing experiences.
For our Senior High youth, we will have two mission trips to Hazard, KY for them to serve and grow their faith.
- During our time in Hazard, our Senior High youth will participate in the Housing Development Alliance. The HDA is an organization that believes that safe, decent, and affordable housing is a fundamental human right. The HDA is an equal opportunity housing provider, which works with a variety of homeowners, including, but not limited to, young working couples with children, single parents, persons with disabilities, and elderly persons. During our week, we will volunteer on various phases of construction, from shingling to digging footer drains, framing floors and walls to painting or landscaping. We hope that this week-long program will create an environment that will encourage youth to probe deeper into their faith and how they can help in a community that is so close to home. Cost: $450
Our Jr. High students will have one mission trip opportunity to serve and grow their faith.
- On our Jr. High mission trip we will join forces to participate in a Presbyterian-affiliated mission experience called Mission Immersion, an urban ministry designed to educate and challenge participants to reach out to the “least of these” by exposing them to the plight of lower-income and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lexington, KY. Through a variety of social ministries, youth will use their gifts and strengths as they engage and bring about change to those in the city. This urban mission experience will motivate people to act in constructive, appropriate, and loving ways, both now and in the future, challenging individuals to consider ministry and service an essential daily part of living out their faith. Cost: $350
I am excited about these opportunities to serve, and I look forward to watching your children grow in their faith, as they learn who God is calling them to be and how best to serve this world.
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