Mission Trip 2012
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
In his final words to his disciples, Jesus Christ gives them the Great Commission, telling them to go out and make disciples of all nations. Our youth group at All Saints’ UMC seeks to live into this calling by going out and serving others with our annual mission trip. Because we go out and serve others, we find that we learn about ourselves, about the people whom we serve, and the God that we worship.
We do not go out simply to build a home for someone without or to feed someone who is hungry. We go do these things because in doing them we come to know God, to live closer to Him and closer to each other. Please join us in helping our youth live a missionally focused life and grow in their Christian relationships as we go out to make disciples and become disciples ourselves.
This summer we will be taking 19 youth and 4 adult leaders to work in Denver, Colorado. Denver is a city thriving in arts and culture and offers countless opportunities for adventure and outdoor recreation. But if you take your eyes off the scenic landscape, you’ll find a large homeless population and many people, both young and old, struggling with poverty. Our youth group group will be the hands and feet of Christ to these individuals through our ministry to the homeless and participation in children’s programs and outreach to the elderly. We will be partnering with local service organizations and programs to address the very basic needs of residents.
In order to get there, our youth group needs to raise over $14,000 for travel, housing and support costs. While we hope to raise much of this through various fundraising activities, it is equally important that the church body recognize this as a mission for all, not just the youth. Christ’s call to go out is not a call for some; it is a call for everyone. We hope you will find a way to help support us in this effort, through financial aid and your prayers.
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Who: All Saints’ Youth Group & Youth Leaders (19 youth, 4 leaders)
When: Sunday, June 17th – Friday, June 22nd
Where: Denver, CO
Serve Others. Love Jesus. Be Different.
We are doing this trip through YouthWorks, a Christian organization that specializes in youth mission trips. The staff at YouthWorks organizes all mission events, in addition to evening activities and worship. There will be 80 youth/leaders total in Denver while we are there. Together we will be serving in places like: children’s programs, elderly centers, homeless shelters/soup kitchens, and thrift stores. Fun evening activities may include attending a community cookout, visiting Lookout Mountain, taking part in a community educational experience, and spending the evening at a local park.
For more information: www.youthworks.com