Thursday, March 16, 2006

SPACE 2006 summer mission teams

**note - sorry to you all the read this via newsreaders - since the post keeps getting updated...

** Middle School **
Come and join other students from LC and impact more than yourself. LC will be going on a service oriented weekend to work and serve Christian Missionary Technical Services, a GCC supported missions support organization located in Bernsville, PA. (
CMTS serves missionaries around the world in three unique ways:
- A furlough loaner car program that provides transportation for missionaries for short term.
- A car purchase program that provides a buying service for used vehicles and procurement.
- By purchase or donation, of hospital, kitchen, office and shop equipment, and other specially needed items and assistance in the shipment of these goods overseas.

While at CMTS, you will be serving them in a variety of tangible ways, which may include:
- washing and detailing cars and trucks
- landscaping and general yard work
- painting and cleaning
This is not a retreat, but a significant opportunity to bless one of our own missionaries on our way as we impact the world.

Specific Dates
Departure Friday July 14 – 8.30am
Return Sunday July 16 - 3pm
Transportation via cars and church van.

Lead Team
more info to come

Dorm style rooms on the property of CMTS.

Packing List
Bible and notebook
modest clothing
modest swimsuit
bathroom stuff
beach towel
closed toe shoes
work gloves
water bottle
sleeping bag

What Next?
1. Fill out and turn in your SPACE 2006 summer missions application by April 16th.
2. Include a $30 fee payable to Grace Community Church.
3. Attend SPACE Mission Advance from June 23rd to June 25th. More details will be forthcoming, attendance is mandatory.

N Lindner
T Sheng

** 9th grade **
Sonlife's Merge conference
On the campus of JHU, Baltimore - July 16-21, 2006
More details about applications, raising support, leader team and other info to be posted here soon.
Attend SPACE Mission Advance from June 23rd to June 25th. More details will be forthcoming, attendance is mandatory.

** 10th grade **
There is a team going to CSM-DC from the 10th grade from July 16- 22. (This team is closed.)
Attend SPACE Mission Advance from June 23rd to June 25th. More details will be forthcoming, attendance is mandatory.

** 11th grade **
The junior SPACE summer missions team will be traveling to Los Angeles, California for a week to work with Harambee Ministries. Enclosed are all the pertinent details and timeline for the trip.

Host Ministry
Harambee Ministries based in Pasadena, California, outside of Los Angeles. The mission of Harambee Ministries is to promote indigenous leadership development in northwest Pasadena and beyond. Their ministries include Harambee Preparatory School, an after school program, Junior Staff, Summer Day Camp and Harambee Pre-School. Summer teams that help there have the opportunity to be involved in activities such as: serving the local homeless, kids and park ministry, light work projects on the property and generally loving our neighbors in Northwest Pasadena. The team will also interact with Harambee staff and learn about Harambee’s history and philosophy while being challenged about the Christian’s responsibility in the city, among the poor, and toward reconciliation. Los Angeles also forms the environment and context for serving in a true melting pot of world cultures. Much more info can be found at Harambee's website. The executive director of Harambee is a friend of Tony Sheng, the SPACE coordinator.

Departure on Sunday July 23, early or mid day.
Return on Saturday July 29, late.
More specific departure and return info will be distributed once the team is assembled.

Leader Team:
MC Cortez, J Schad, Joyce B, E Grabau will serve the team as the leaders. These four individuals have over 15 years of aggregate youth ministry experience as well as substantial cross-cultural ministry experience.

Cost and Team Size:
Approximately $500 per person. More details about the cost will be available once the team is assembled. You will be required to raise both prayer and financial support and your leaders will be assisting you in doing this. This team is limited to sixteen students and four leaders.

Important Dates:
3/26 11:59pm – Your SPACE mission trip application due. If you don’t have one, see one of the leaders. You must apply for a spot on the team.
4/2 – Final team decided upon. You will be notified via email or phone about your team status.
Mid April – More details about support raising, team preparation and team meetings will be forthcoming in mid April.
Attend SPACE Mission Advance from June 23rd to June 25th. More details will be forthcoming, attendance is mandatory.
Get in touch with one of the team leaders.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
Questions? Get in touch via email or comments.

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