2013 Mission Trips
Sixth Grade Mission: Houston
Who: All current 6th graders
When: Tuesday July 9th- Thursday July 11th
Where: We will be partnering with local Houston area mission organization Generation One! We will be helping the community of the third ward by cleaning, landscaping, and loving the people of the community. Sign up today!
Every year we get excited about the sixth grade mission trip. For most of our students, this is their first experience with short-term mission work. We love introducing the idea to students that Jesus “came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). The sacrifice Jesus gave when He died on the cross for the sins of the whole world was a once-and-for-all kind of thing. The way He sacrificially served, however, was not. As His followers, we are all called to serve and love others in the way Jesus did.
The sixth grade trip is unique as an opportunity to serve in our own community. Most of these students (and even some of the leaders) have never seen some of the areas of Houston served in. There is poverty, brokenness, and need in our own backyard, and the chance to pray over, serve, and love Houston is such a blessing.
Our desire in MDPC Youth is to hear God’s Word and do what it says! We want to take the love and grace God so richly pours on us and share it with the world. The sixth graders were able to experience the vision we have as a ministry to “risk all, love all, to make His name great!” This trip was an exciting experience and a great reminder of the blessing we have to serve as followers of Jesus.
Seventh & Eighth Grade Mission: San Antonio
Who: All current 7th and 8th graders
When: June 9th – 15th
The 7th and 8th graders from MDPC will work with Blueprint Ministry in San Antonio to Impact through word and deed. Blueprint Ministry aims to share Christ’s extravagant love by serving the elderly, physically disabled, and low income homeowners of San Antonio by rebuilding, renovating and improving sub-standard housing to make it warm, safe and dry. Our students will work on a number of homes inside the loop in San Antonio. The work they will do will vary from painting to dry wall to roofing. Adult leaders will be alongside them all week as they work and play to guide them and share with them the love of Christ.
High School Mission Trip to New Orleans
June 23-29, 2013
The people of New Orleans are still suffering from Katrina’s wrath. Will you join Adventures in Mission and MDPC Youth to help rebuild their lives?
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans, striking a devastating blow to the livelihood of every resident. Nearly 80% of the city flooded, leaving a trail of destruction. Overnight, thousands of people became homeless and unemployed.
As you walk the streets of New Orleans with your prayer team, you will meet people who feel overwhelmed and abandoned. You’ll connect with these people’s pain as you listen to them share their stories. Your heart will break as you meet people of every race and class caught in a downward spiral of despair.
You can bring excitement for the future to the city’s youth as you connect through sports programs and share the hope and promise of Jesus with them. Our team will bring the provision of God to life as we serve food for the hungry that still struggle to get by.
You can help rebuild those lives and restore hope. You can show them that God is faithful, even through the most impossible tragedies.
We hope you’ll join us in the jazz capital of the world, New Orleans!
High School Mission Trip to Uganda
July 30-August 10
Open to current High School Juniors and Seniors
There are well over 2 million orphans in the east African country of Uganda, largely as a result of HIV/AIDS. Most of these orphans live with a grandparent or other relative, but some of them have no one able to care for them. The Lulwanda Childrens’s Home provides loving care to some of these orphaned and abandoned children, and currently is home to 110 children between the ages of 3 and 14 in Mbale, Uganda.
The purpose of our trip is to be an encouragement to the Lulwanda children and staff, and to join with them in service and witness to the surrounding community in Mbale, Uganda. We also seek to be shaped and changed into the people that God has called us to be through our experience in Uganda.
Please note that there is an application process for this trip. If you are interested in going to Uganda please complete the application and email it in to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2013. However, you can turn them in whenever you are finished. The earlier the better. You will also need to schedule an interview when you turn in your application.
Join us as we humbly share God’s love and hope with the people of Uganda!