Tuesday, July 22, 2014

St. Louis Mission Trip: Mission St. Louis

River Rock Church is doing this mission trip with an organization called Christ In Youth (CIY) : Engage.  This organization provides service and mission opportunities for Jr./Sr. High school students and college students. They really focus on Christ's call to be kingdom workers. They have trips available in many different cities in and out if the country.  To read more about CIY or Engage check out their website: 

In the city of St. Louis, CIY partners with a local organization called Mission: St. Louis. M:Stl is based in Forest Park SE, in a 48 sq. block neighborhood called The Grove. 

(Photo from this mornings drive)

M:stl exists to empower people to transform their neighborhood. Based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, M:stl seeks to provide opportunities to build relationships and empower people in the Grove while maintaining their dignity. 
They do this through 4 main ministries. First, they run an after school program for youth development at Adams Elementary. Second, they provide job and leadership training for at-risk men ages 17-35. They also provide many senior services, and finally they so home repair in the Grove. Our group is participating in the final ministry, home repair.  
If you would like to learn more about M:stl check out their website. There is a cool video on there that shows what they are all about!!

Also, if you have time, help M:stl out by voting for them on Facebook to help them receive $20,000 for their organization! Here's how:
-go to Facebook and search for: "Grow St. Louis"
-click "like"
-find the "vote here" link
-click on "all categories"
-Click on community services and family services 
-type "Mission: St. Louis" in the search bar
- click on Transforming lives at Mission: St. Louis and vote!!
This will help them out!!

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