Mission work is a powerful way for God to impact individuals participating in the experience. They are a way for us to live out our baptismal covenant as Episcopalians. They are also a way for God to work through us to impact a community – both the one we will work in and our own.
All youth (grades 6-12) are invited to participate in our Alternative Spring Break program. For three days during spring break, we do volunteer work in the mornings and fun activities in the afternoons.
The youth are saving up for a mission trip to Honduras, which will be led by Karen DeArmey, with Fr. Bill and Drew Vining.
When: July 13-20, 2013 (Saturday to Saturday)
Who: those who are at least 15 by the time of the trip (contact Drew Vining if you feel your son or daughter is mature enough to handle the trip at a younger age, exceptions can be made)
- The Mission we are working with is called the LAMB Institute.
- Watch an introductory video about LAMB.
- We will be working at the Children’s home (which is about 40 miles out in the country). We will request some type of construction project, but we will need to be flexible with what the current needs of the Children’s home are.
- We will be staying at a walled-in Christian guest-house in an upper-middle class neighborhood. They provide the food (which is safe for the “gringos”) and they have wireless internet access. We will hire well-known Christian drivers to transport us back-and-forth and anywhere we go while we are there.
- Read the 2012 Short-Term Group Member Packet as a sample for details and more information. This will be updated for us when we go in 2013, but it helps give you an idea of what to expect.
- The LAMB Institute has been working with Youth and Adult short-term mission trips for a long time and has never had an incident where any member of the group was injured due to local issues.
Cost: Approximately $600/person plus airfare. We’d like each youth to raise $1,500 via fundraising or personal contributions. Fundraising has already begun, we’re maintaining individual “youth accounts” for those youth who participate in fundraising at St. Michael’s.