Youth Mission Trip: Guatemala 2017
Posted on November 22, 2016 by David Bartlett at 11:22 am in Category: Youth News
I am so pleased to announce that the Youth Group at First Christian Church – Corpus Christi has been selected by the Disciples of Christ, Global Ministries team to go on a mission trip to Guatemala next summer. This trip will be an amazing opportunity for our youth to worship side-by-side with members of local churches in Guatemala.
While there the youth will be getting to know human-rights workers and youth supporters in the southern coastal region of Guatemala; as well, the youth will also have opportunities to meet members of the Mayan Women’s Ancestral Weaving Co-op. This trip will not only be an educational trip, it will also be a trip that will help some very needy families; that help could include the preparation of food, perhaps some painting, and maybe even a little help with laundry.
As we all know, after a long day’s work; coming home to safe place where the food is good and the fellowship is life giving is important. That’s why I am so glad our youth will be staying at a safe and beautiful Catholic Mission operated by some of the most caring & sensitive nuns a country could offer. But that’s not all…
Our youth at First Christian Church will also have opportunities for shopping, some fun-in-the-sun at one of the most beautiful beaches anyone could imagine, and perhaps even a trip to a volcano! So again, I am so very pleased we were selected for this once in a life time opportunity and I cannot wait to see how the Lord uses our youth here in Corpus to impact the world; as well, as to see how our youth, themselves are impacted by this life changing and life giving opportunity.
Don’t forget to check back regularly with our newsletter and website for more upcoming information. Also, if you would like to help in any way, please feel free to contact me; we also have just a couple of more slots available if you know a youth that would love to go.