Engage In Your Communities: Missions Trips
- To cultivate a service-centered heart and mind
- To serve the broader community as well as the local community
- To foster feelings of responsibility in solving problems in a community
- To positively influence others through Christian service and mission
Every year Juniors are given the privilege to participate in service and mission teams in Southeast Asia and develop servant leadership through this experience. In preparation for the trips, which will take place March 25 – April 2, 2018, your son or daughter will be enrolled in the Servant Leadership and Missions course in the spring.
On each trip, our student teams will be working with established, local missionaries and organizations and under the supervision of school staff. Each trip will involve communicating the message of Jesus through acts of service and/or spoken words.
We really look forward to helping your student grow in their knowledge and passion for missions and getting to experience missions work alongside them over the next several months of preparation and service.
Here is a brief overview of the locations and ministry opportunities that we are going to be participating with.
Trip focus: Partnering with On the Rock Ministries to minister to impoverished families on Boracay and especially the Ati tribe on Panay island. We plan to help with construction and possibly typhoon relief.
We have a wonderful and unique opportunity to partner with Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines. We will link up with their student team to do outreach in Northern Mindoro in a region called Calapan. We will be serving the Mangyan Tribal children and their school through educational and ministry activities, including puppets, storytelling, music, and games. The final part of our time in the Philippines will be serving through community development efforts of a partner ministry in Manila.
Trip focus: Serve with Taiwan Sunshine (Uwe Maurer) and partner ministries, such as Galilee Family Foundation, to help their ministry to families with children with learning needs. Our students will be helping to run an English Camp, a Sports Camp, as well as other needs that arise.
Chiang Mai (Thailand):
Trip focus: Serve with Connie’s Home, an orphanage dedicated to serving children with developmental delays or health issues. Our students will be helping with activities around the home, caring for the children, providing much needed breaks for staff members, as well as assisting with construction and maintenance projects on the grounds.
Trip focus: Serve with IpohBUG, an organization dedicated to serving children and young people through athletics and sport. Our students will be leading activities and programs in the Ipoh community, as well a partnering with a local church that serves a diverse ethnic community.