By Keris Dahlkamp
Youth on a Mission!
This July 15-31 the LOPC high school youth will be returning to the Children of Faith (COF) mission partner in Visakhapatnam, India for an incredible mission trip. Having been there in 2014, we know that this trip is an opportunity for the youth of LOPC to broaden their vision of the world and experience transformations in their faith as they act as the light of Christ by responding to real needs in the world.
The group will be participating in missional service at the COF orphanage and school. Students and advisors will assist local contractors on construction and beautification projects, help tutor the children in English, and worship alongside the COF students and staff in their church. There will be an LOPC led vacation Bible school in the afternoons, along with plenty of time to simply play and fellowship with the children and staff residents there.
Please reflect on how you can be involved whether through prayer, a donation, or both. We will have opportunities to sign up as a prayer partner for various youth, which is an incredibly powerful way to support the team going on the trip.
In March we will kick off a fundraising effort to help subsidize students and advisors that would not otherwise be able to participate, help fund sustainable projects at the orphanage and ultimately increase the standard of living for the children who live there. Our goal is to raise $23,000 dollars. We will on the plaza accepting donations on March 12th, 19th and 26th.
As you discern how you will support the youth, please think of the following passage from John; As the Father sent me so I send you. John 20:19-30. Use this as your inspiration to help these youth on a mission as they go to do God’s work.
Register at www.lopc.org/ministry/youth/summer-mission/