This will be Eli's first mission trip and I get the opportunity to go with him! I really think that this trip will help form the man he will become. Below is the information from the Transit Service line explaining what all we will be doing. Eli has already put all of his birthday money and any allowance he makes towards the trip. I'm so excited for him! -Stephanie
You’ve heard about life on the Reservations in textbooks, documentaries, and the news. Now you have a chance to experience it yourself! This team will be traveling to the Navajo Reservation in Chinle, Arizona (population: 4,500), and spending a week serving alongside the local church Church. The congregation is growing, and averages between 35–50 members on a Sunday. The congregation has expressed a real need in working on the homes of people in the community, which are falling apart. In addition to a week on the reservation, this team will take an adventure day to the Grand Canyon. If you want a cross cultural experience, filled with a ton of spectacular scenery—without the need for a passport—this trip is for you!
This summer, Transit is sending parent and student teams to serve together all over the world. These trips are exceptional opportunities for parents and students to serve and grow in faith together.
Middle school students are hyper-aware of their surroundings and culture. While this natural focus helps them develop their definition of the adults they are becoming, it causes many people to accuse them of being “selfish” or “living in a bubble.” Therefore, we encourage parents to take their middle schoolers on a different type of adventure after they finish 7th grade: a mission trip. It is eye-opening for students to see people living in different cultural contexts, dealing with different sets of challenges. We believe that serving alongside your student is the most powerful way for them to grow and discover a faith of their own.