It’s another week for a missions trip for our children, but this week is called Go LOCO – for Go Local. This week our church youth minister WITHIN our own community.
…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Our youth pastor works to train into our teens the understanding that our mission field is EVERYWHERE. Sometimes God sends us to the “remotest part of the earth”. Sometimes He just keeps us in our Jerusalem.
So, this week, all the teens help lead the VBS program at our church. Then in the afternoons, they go out into the community to do service projects.
- some help clean the homes/yards of widows in the church
- some help clean up the local public high schools
- some help disabled workers at a local facility with whatever needs doing
Then each evening, there is worship and teaching and a challenge for their own walks with God. It has become so successful that other local churches jump in and join us. It is also a wonderful opportunity for those teens who are unable to actually travel away from home for 8 days (and much less expensive with our church helping to provide lunches).
I’m very glad 3 of my children are able to be a part of it.
Don’t forget to visit my e-book giveaway! I’m giving away 5 copies of my e-book “Cut It Out! How I Feed My Family of 10 for $500 a Month Without Coupons.” If you already entered, you can Tweet about it again for ANOTHER entry every day! Launch Date: July 30
Blogs I may be linking to:
The Better Mom, Multitudes On Monday, Sharing In His Beauty, Monday Musings, Domestically Divine, Time Warp Wife, Gratituesday, Encouraging One Another, Women Living Well, Winsome Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Wise Woman Builds Her House, Marital Oneness, Big Family Friday, Heart 4 Home, Finding Him Friday, Playdates At The Well, On Your Heart Tuesday, Soli Deo Gloria, Teach Me Tuesdays, Frequent Flier Club, Faithful Parenting Fridays