This 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 will normally be assigned as companion to a child with or without a disability, or an adult with a disability, for the entire retreat. It will be your job to be a friend, giving the gift of your time and love. Short term missionaries eat meals with their assigned family and join with them in most program activities. After some short term missionary free time in the afternoon (1-1/2 -2 hrs), you will rejoin your family for the evening meal and activities. No previous experience with disability? No problem. We fully train every short term missionary for 1-1/2 days before the Family Retreat begins, and there is constant support throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to serve others and grow in your own faith; it's a life changing experience!
About the Trip
Who should serve:
Must be 16 years old or older (Can be younger if supervised by a parent)
July 11 - 15, 2016
Mission Springs in Scotts Valley, CA
TBD, but last year was about $450, including room and meals.
Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.
Click here to watch a video from Joni & Friends of what the experience is like.
Registration opens on January 12, 2016. Sign up through the Joni & Friends website
To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “Joni & Friends, July 2016 STM Trip”.