Hopeland United Methodist Church
Monday, May 20, 2013
Youth Group Mission Trips
Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison and go visit you? The Lord replied, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
-Matthew 25: 37-40
Missions Trip 2010: Week-long Trip
LIFE BUILDERS Youth Work Camp – June 20 – 26, 2010
More information coming soon!!
Missions Trip 2009: Weekend Trip
In April 2009, we had our second opportunity to serve at The Manna House in Baltimore, Maryland. Their mission is “to offer assistance and support to the homeless, poor and needy of Baltimore with services contributing toward their independence and stability.” Taking direction from Saleem Gauhar, Manna House Director; we served in their soup kitchen, helped with housekeeping, yard work, mail services, as well as other various duties.
Our group stayed at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Considered the Mother Church of American Methodism, Lovely Lane is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its unique architecture.
We spent a few hours at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Upon returning to Lovely Lane Church we had a time for devotions, talking, playing games and enjoying time together getting know each other.
Missions Trip 2008: Week-long Trip
The summer of 2008 our Youth Group had an amazing time worshiping and serving together at LIFE BUILDERS Youth Work Camp. These camps are a ministry of Christian Endeavor Mid-Atlantic which seeks to "Turn today's youth into engaged leaders, one church at a time."
A large group of teens and adult leaders from our church were willing to put their Christian faith into action by taking a week to unselfishly serve people in need in Gauley Bridge West Virginia. We had the opportunity to help people who are living in poverty. We had two work teams. The first work team literally raised a roof; from manually setting trusses to sheathing to placing shingles … our team did it all. Our second Hopeland team became astute drywall hangers & finishers, painters as well as completed other remodeling projects from electric, construction to plumbing.
A typical day started with breakfast at 7:00 and heading out to our worksite by 8:00 a.m. We stayed at the worksite until 4:00 taking a short break for lunch. Upon returning to the school where we stayed, we ate dinner and then gathered for a time of worship and group devotions in the evening. Lights out by 10:45 p.m. and ready to do it again the next day.
On Wednesday afternoon we took the opportunity to take a well-deserved break!! Our Hopeland team went white water rafting in the Upper New River Gorge. The sites were just beautiful. The rafting and fellowship was pretty amazing too.