Youth Mission Trip to Belize
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This summer, our Youth Misison Team will travel to Belize for a ten-day adventure of service, fellowship, prayer, and exploration. All young people in 9th grade and up are invited to join us!
San Pedro & Belize City
June 30 - July 10, 2017
We're headed to San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye, where we will spend a week in
service at Holy Cross Anglican School, which serves the impoverished neighborhood of San Mateo.
Founded by Episcopal missionaries in 2006, Holy Cross provides students in preschool through
eighth grade with an excellent, modern eduation, including tuition scholarships and school supplies
for those in need, as well as clean water, nutritious meals, and medical and dental care.
Our ministry at Holy Cross will depend on their needs at the time, but will involve a combination of
construction and beautification projects and time spent directly with the children. In addition to our
work at the school, we'll also have a chance to enjoy the beauty and rich history of Belize, including
snorkeling, swimming, and visiting Mayan ruins.
For more information about Holy Cross Anglican School, visit their website.
Meetings: First Sunday of the Month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Our mission team will meet monthly beginning in October, generally on the first Sunday evening of the month from 7:00-8:30 (with the exception of New Year's Day and Super Bowl Sunday). Our gatherings will help us bond as a group while we engage critical questions about the meaning of mission. In addition to serving as a time of Christian formation, these gatherings will also give us a chance to address the practical aspects of our planning process, including our fundraising activities.
For more information or to join the team, download our Mission Trip Guide, which includes an application. If you have any questions, please contact The Rev. Terry Dirbas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support our Mission Team
Our mission team represents not only the youth who will make the journey to Belize, but our entire congregation, on whose behalf we travel and serve in the name of Christ. It takes the prayers and support of many people to make an experience like this possible for our youth.
We would be so grateful if you would pray:
for our travelers: that God will bless our group with a spirit of friendship and mutual respect;
for our preparation and fundraising: that we will be blessed with the resources necessary to provide for our own expenses as well as for the needs of the children at Holy Cross;
for our safe travel; and
for Holy Cross and the people of San Mateo: that God will continue to bless them, and that we might be challenged and inspired by their witness.
We have a number of fundraising events scheduled in anticpation of our trip, and we could use adult help with a variety of tasks. If you would be willing to volunteer your time and talent in any capacity, please contact email@example.com.
We would greatly appreciate your financial support. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to our trip, you may do so below via Paypal. Alternatively, you can also send contributions directly to church office, with "Youth Mission Trip" in the memo line.