Mission Trips: What Will God Do With Us This Year

Mission trips change lives. For those who are lucky enough to participate, God does some miraculous work that lasts a life time. Our youth get to experience new cultures, learn that God is everywhere and what is sacrificial giving through service.

No two trips are alike, each brings its own unique challenges and God inspirations. Even as adults we are changed each time we go. I anticipate this year will be no different. What is truly special about this year is we get three Mission trips. It is because you have listened to God’s call and supported mission here at Grace.

  • College or YaYa’s, as we like to call them, are embarking on their first trip in many years. We are headed to Denver, Colorado, to work with the Door Network.  Our mission is inner city exploration and service.   Our YaYa’s are giving up their spring break to serve.  We should have six-10 total.
  • IGNITE (High school) are headed to Rockport, Texas. We team up with our old friends, TEAMeffort, as we look to help with hurricane relief efforts.  Focus is on helping the rebuilding process and seeing that even after devastation God is still present in so many ways.
  • INSPIRE (Middle High) looks to Chase, Kansas, again this fall for our annual Mission Weekend. We collaborate with Chase Community Presbyterian church with projects throughout this small town. This is a gateway mission experience for our INSPIRE youth, and we see God’s work through service to others, community and worship.

Serving others, being in God’s presence beyond the city of Wichita, relationships built, challenged, and strengthened, accepting God, giving thanks for those who allow us to be a part of their lives, new skills, love, and patience…the list goes on and on for what happens during a mission trip and for years after.

Please be in prayer for all the participants; those you know, those you don’t and for those we meet on this journey.  We do not yet know what God has instore for us, but I do know it will be amazing.

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