2013 Summer Youth Mission Trip
A team for St. Anne Parish
"2013 Summer Youth Mission Trip" a team to help the St. Anne Parish Youth head to Davenport IA for the summer mission trip program.
John Schmitt--Team captain for general funds
Our destination is Davenport, Iowa. Many of the central city neighborhood homes require significant maintenance and upkeep that is beyond the ability of the homeowners who are elderly or disabled.
St. Anne’s will be partnering with WorkCamps for this mission trip experience. At WorkCamps, youth groups come together to serve individuals and communities, while building strong, long lasting relationships with their friends and youth leaders. In six short days, hundreds of kids from youth groups across the country will repair and transform homes while strengthening and transforming their own faith. We want to challenge them to do something they may not have done before. For some, that might be painting a house for the first time; for others, they may learn how to use a chop saw or drill. Whatever the case, sometimes getting a little uncomfortable and vulnerable is exactly where God wants us.
Last Year's Memories:
Last year was St. Anne’s Youth Ministry’s second mission trip. We took a group of 17 youth and 8 adults to Gratiot County, Michigan. We helped elderly in the community on projects such as building wheelchair ramps, shingling roofs, dry walling, painting & yardwork. But, we did more than just work on homes...
Last summer St. Anne’s Youth Group “made everything new” in Gratiot County Michigan. We stayed at a high school with 240 youth from many different states. We gathered each morning and night to praise God. During the day, we worked. At the work camp I helped assemble a porch with two adults and three other teens. My most memorable experience was when we completed the porch for our resident. She started crying because she couldn’t believe that there were people in the world who cared enough to make a porch for her without anything in return.After that I knew I was getting something in return. I was receiving a great feeling of helping someone in need and sharing God’s love with others. In my week at Gratiot County I remembered to look for God in everybody and to be myself because that is what God wants me to be.
~Ava Giebel, Wausau West Sophomore
How else can I make a difference? Empower teens to make a difference in this world!!