Youth on a mission
Throughout the year, youth engage in local missions by:
Youth also participate in a yearly mission trip through Youth Works. In 2014, youth went to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and completed small work projects, hosted the local kids club, and assisted with local ministries.
In 2015, youth are in Charleston, West Virginia. Watch for reports. Please contact Mandy Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Summer Mission Trip
Did you miss the report from the seven youth who participated in the 2015 youth mission trip to Charleston, WV? No fear! Check out the Trinity Voices blog here to check out what the youth did and learned through their service!
Charleston - West Virginia's capital city - stands in contrast to other more rural towns nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Charleston is the main corporate center of the state, but many people are also connected to the coal mines and are still greatly influenced by the coal culture of rural West Virginia. The city of Charleston is relatively diverse compared to the rest of West Virginia, making it a unique place within the state to experience the challenges and joys of bringing people together from different backgrounds. While the city itself has a more urban feel, the kindness and hospitality of the "locals" remind visitors that the true beauty of the community is the rich natural resources and relaxed pace of life that characterizes all of West Virginia.
During their week in Charleston, our youth had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the people, history, culture, and the long and storied coal mining industry that marks the area. They served and built relationships with a variety of people in Charleston through the Boys and Girls Club, Union Mission, Covenant House, and local senior centers. During the evenings, they learned more about Charleston through an entertaining and interactive production put on just for YouthWorks participants, worshiped with a local congregation, and feasted with friends old and new at a community potluck.