Geist Christian Church
Jr. High Youth Mission Trip
July 11 – July 17, 2020
Our Jr. High mission trip is July 11-17, 2020. 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.
While in Lexington, we will be staying at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. The Church DOES have air conditioning AND 6 showers. We will, however, need to bring a fitted sheet, sleeping bag, and pillow. I also encourage our youth to bring the bare essentials. We are limited to two pieces of luggage with the bus.
July 11, 2020 Depart for Lexington, KY @ 6pm (please have dinner before you arrive at Promise Rd Campus.)
July 12, 2020 Worship, Free day, and Housing Simulation Game
July 13 – 16, 2020 Workdays (Wednesday is a half-day w/ a trip to Red River Gorge)
July 17, 2020 Return trip to Promise Rd Campus @ 11am
Your deposit of $200 for the Lexington mission trip is due on April 12th, 2020. The final payment of $150 – (totaling $350) for this mission trip is due by May 10, 2020. This will cover the majority of the meals, but I encourage youth to bring some spending money for a few meals that will not be covered (3 fast-food like meals), snacks, and souvenirs throughout the week.
As we approach this weeklong experience in Lexington, KY, I want youth to prepare for anything. Flexibility and positive attitudes are essential to make this a positive experience. It is a mission trip, and we are going to serve those who Jesus called, “the least of these.” Let us remember that, for a week, we can do anything, and though this trip might not always be “fun” or “easy,” we are here to experience and combat poverty head-on. This week will be life-changing if we open ourselves up to the experience. I challenge each student to be ready to work and to give fully to the mission we are called to do during our week at the Mission Immersion in Lexington, KY.