After last year's amazing trip, we get the opportunity to return to the LA Dream Center. Excited? So are we! Juniors and Seniors will not only serve like Jesus but also experience what full, sacrificial living for others looks like. We will be staying at the Dream Center and serving alongside their volunteers during the day. We will also get to spend time as a team doing different recreational activities in the evenings.
First & foremost, we want to say how excited we are for your Junior/Senior to be able to go on an amazing Missions trip to the LA Dream Center. This is not only an opportunity to serve like Jesus, but an opportunity to experience what full, sacrificial service to others can do to a student’s faith. Our heart and vision is that this would be a trip that would open the eyes of students to what serving others like Jesus can do for their faith. In a world that is built around building ourselves up, self-fulfillment, and consumption, it’s not a surprise that often times the same thinking can be applied to a student’s faith in Jesus. More often than not, faith can only be extended the thought “what can I get out of this?” or “what is this going to do for me and my faith?”
When Jesus came to earth, he not only showed the full extent of his love for us, but he also set an example of what it means to be a part of God’s kingdom; this was shown greatest in the way he served and laid down his life for others. Jesus even said himself that he came not to be served, but to serve others (Matthew 20:28). Not only that, but the Bible would even go as far as to say if you want to value others above yourselves, the best way to do that is to have the exact same attitude and mindset of Jesus (Philippians 2:3-5) This leads us to our Mission trip at hand. Our heart is that being missional would become a staple in developing student’s faith, which begins when we give students something to serve and work for in their faith. We pray that the work that they see Jesus do through their service would simply be the catalyst in their faith to serve and love others with all their heart in every circumstance. We are so excited for it and are glad you get to be a part of it.