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Mission Trips

 

St. James High School Mission Trip 2019

Be a part of something GRAND!

 

What: Week of Hope Mission

Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan

When: Sunday, July 28th - Friday, August 2nd 

Cost: $266 per student for the week

Registration: Please click on the link to the right to register. Or email Cindi at cstampfli@stjamesverona.org. Students must register by March 29th, 2019 to guarantee a spot. Registration after March 29th is welcome, but we cannot guarantee a spot. $158 is due at time of registration. 

St. James will be utilizing Group Mission Trips to guide us on our service journey. This organization has been helping churches all over the country to carry out safe and memorable mission trips. Here is the information provided by Group Mission Trips regarding the Grand Rapid community:  

 

The Area

After the Great Recession in 2008, Grand Rapids has struggled with racial and economic inclusion. There is a shortage of affordable housing, and in comparison to the other areas in town, there is a lack of investment in the lower income neighborhoods.

Week of Hope participants have the opportunity to work with a few neighborhood associations and organizations that are providing resources and focused on reaching these people.

Projects

During the summer we volunteer with over 20 local organizations. Some of our partners include:

• Neighborhood Association – You will help revitalize this community with a variety of projects that help senior and low-income residents. Projects could include landscaping, painting, cleaning, and even fixing housing code violations.

• Kids Day Camp – This ministry provides a safe place for children to play, build friendships, and be cared for during the summer. You will build relationships with kids in the community by playing games, making crafts, and going on afternoon off-site field trips together.

• Homeless Ministry – This partner reaches out to the hungry, homeless, and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area. You will be helping with food program as well as other projects throughout the facility.

Local Partner

Our Local Coordinator in Grand Rapids maintains connections year-round with the organizations we serve, creating sustainable service and relationships. Lodging Information You will stay in a local facility with *partial airconditioning, so you may want to bring a fan. Indoor showers are provided.*Subject to change.

 

St. James High School Mission Trip 2019

Be a part of something GRAND!

 

REGISTER TODAY

GROUP MISSION TRIPS

 

Next Meeting: Sunday-April 28th, 2019 at 10:45 am
Location: St. James Luther Room

Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend this important meeting. We will be reviewing details for the trip including what to bring (and not to bring), discussing additional fundraising, and filling out forms for Group Mission Trips organization.