Mission LA: Middle School Ministry

July 16 - July 21

People often think of Los Angeles as a beautiful city with famous celebrities, huge mansions and beautiful beaches, but hidden behind the wealth and success exists thousands of people living in a state of homelessness — and they live in a place called Skid Row. The streets of Skid Row exemplify the stark contract between the wealthy and the poor, this gap being one of the greatest in the country.

Along with Next Step Ministries, our middle school team will partner with organizations dedicated to empowering those in the city who are experiencing physical and spiritual oppression. Places like the Union Rescue Mission, a ministry that helps thousands of people get off the streets and build a new life through short and long-term services, Hope Gardens, an oasis of hope with transitional housing for women and children to carry each family from homelessness to independence within three years, and many more.

Throughout the week middle schoolers will develop friendships and help people meet their basic needs. In that, they will have a chance to see Christ in action. While they may have an opportunity to work on some minor repair projects within the community, this trip focuses on relational ministry and being a support to organizations working on Skid Row day in and day out.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Cost: $575 ($50 deposit required for all participants; fundraising strongly encouraged for remainder of cost)

Age: Outgoing 6th-8th grade

For any questions, please contact Julie “Juice” Gerughty at jgerughty@menlo.church

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