2020 Virtual Mission Trip - Sacred Doors
This year has been particularly challenging to find ways to engage youth groups in learning about marginalized folks and how we can work together to not only offer our help as we can, but also to put a face on those who are pushed to the sides of society. In order to offer some moments to gather as a faith community and to learn more about how we can learn about nonprofits who have taken on this mission, Sacred Doors offered a 4 day virtual mission experience. Cameron youth participated Tuesday, July 7th to Friday, July 10th.
Each day 14 youth from 3 different churches gathered via Zoom from 9:30 - 11:30 to play games, learn about one another, read and study scripture that connected with the particular speaker for that day, and then to process what the speaker had said. Each speaker explained their particular mission for about 30 minutes. The youth were invited to spend 2 hours in the afternoon on a mission project of their own.
The following agencies agreed to share their work with our youth: Casa de Paz, Dry Bones, Delores Project, Extreme Community Make-Over, Max Fund, Phamaly, and Elizabeth Fonseca.
2019 MISSION TRIPS
July 27th-August 4th 2019, Cameron Youth attended an UMCOR mission trip to Baldwin, Louisiana.
For information on UMCOR go to www.umcor.org
PREVIOUS MISSION TRIPS
Reverend Denise Bender took a group with 5 of our youth to Salt Lake City, Utah for a week-long Mission Trip to The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church.
We spent our days making health kits for people in the United States who have experienced natural disasters, like fires and floods. In the evening, the whole team share cooking responsibilities and devotions. We were amazed at how we could see God in a washcloth. The group grew very close during the week and a new, little community was formed. It was hard work and great fun!
A highlight of the Mission Trip was making a Poetry Book. There are beautiful poems and drawings from the group sharing in service, love and the presence of God. Click to open or download a PDF file of the Poetry Book.
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