Mission trips are one of the most memorable experiences for our growing youth. The youth take responsibility every step of the way - from fund raising, planning and organizing the trip, working the mission, sharing with the congregation the impact it had on their lives and even writing thank you notes to fund contributors.
This trip started in September 2016 when the youth group held a fundraiser at the Annual All Church Picnic. That fundraiser allowed them to reserve their spots for 2017. Later in 2017, Sharon Meeds made and donated for auction a beautiful quilt. The winning bid was $325. Many people in the congregation made personal donations as well.
Dylan Smith, Brett Anton, Madilyn Murphey and Jonathan Giese along with chaperones Heidi Smith and Tina Anton worked for a week at the Sierra Service Project in Spokane, Wa. The Sierra Service Project works with Native American Reservations to help restore houses: painting, building decks or wheel chair ramps, repair roofs, laying linoleum and putting up dry wall. They also got an opportunity to grow in their Christian faith and learn more about Native American history and culture.