The basic purpose of a mission trip is to help others in need. But a good mission trip can do so much more. It can open your eyes, challenge your faith, teach you new skills, test your patience, and introduce you to new ideas. Youth from across the region spend a week making repairs and improvements to the homes of those who are unable to do their own repairs. The youth learn practical skills and build relationships with one another and those that they serve. Parents serve as chaperones and helpers.
Youth mission trips take place every year in July and are open to rising 8th graders (with a parent) and high school youth. Adult chaperones are also welcome.
Future Mission Trips
We are developing a relationship with the GLORY youth program on the Rosebud Reservation in Mission, SD. To date we have sent art materials to Rosebud in support of their weekly youth program, but we want to develop a deeper relationship and we may consider a mission trip to the reservation. Right now, we are trying to determine what is in the best interest of the Rosebud community by engaging in conversation with their leadership.
While there are many opportunities to serve in our local community, we also reach out across the ocean to continue our work in Dar es Sa-laam. Tanzania missioners forged relationships with others, working side by side with locals to improve the lives of AIDS orphans, students at the St. Augustine Primary School, and struggling members of the community. While we are not planning a mission trip to Tanzania in the next year, we continue to support the students at the St. Augustine Primary School through our porridge program that feeds about 250 students breakfast every day for the school year.