2017 Youth Mission Trips
Marvell, Arkansas June 24 - July 1
We traveled by van to Marvell, AR, stopping in St. Louis along the way. Marvell is a small farming community on the Mississippi River Delta, where residents struggle with poverty and depend on cotton and soybean crops as their source of income. The people of Marvell have huge hearts and leave a lasting impact on everyone who spends time with them. If you ever run into someone who’s spent time with YouthWorks in Marvell, you may find them wearing a T-shirt that says, “I left my heart in Marvell, Arkansas.” Does that seem surprising? After a week in Marvell, it won’t!
The trip included a lot of hands on activities, ie: painting, small projects, and spending time at the local Kids Club interacting with children playing games, reading, ... Youth also had a chance to meet other youth groups working in Marvell at the same time. A typical day started with breakfast and morning devotions, followed by time at individual ministry sites. Youth enjoyed free time before dinner, an evening activity, large group gathering, and then small group time to recap the day's events
Bethphage Village, Axtel, Nebraska July 22 - 29
This is a favorite annual trip with OSLC youth. Prayers for their trip!