Joni & Friends | July 31 - Aug 4, 2017 (Ages 16 and up)
Approx. Cost: $495 + travel expenses Team Leaders: Marcie Yoder
Joni and Friends Short Term Mission Trip is a unique opportunity to let God use your time, your hands and your heart to make an eternal difference in the life of a child, teen or adult with a disability and their families.
You may be a companion to a child or adult with a disability for the entire retreat. If so, it will be your job to be a friend, giving the gift of your time and love. STMs (Short Term Missionaries) eat meals with their assigned family and join with them in most program activities. Together, you will also enjoy a wide variety of Family Retreat activities – from swimming, boating, and mini golf, to hiking, zip lines and climbing walls. After some STM free time in the afternoon, you will rejoin your family for the evening meal and activities.
You may also serve in a program area assisting with art, recreation, music or the children, youth or teen programs. Program STMs will serve and/or lead in a specific program area during the day and evening (with an afternoon break).
Through the simplicity of your service, whether you are a family or program STM, you will have the opportunity to build relationships where you can share the gospel and help others find hope in Jesus.
No previous experience with disability? No problem. We fully train every STM before Family Retreat begins – there is nothing to fear!