Mission Trip

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” ~Archbishop Desmond Tutu

When: July 23-31, 2019
What: Mission trip to Alaska
Who: Adults, college students, and youth in grades 9-12.

We will be working with St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks, where The Rev. Betty Glover is now rector. This is the central church for the Diocese of Alaska (they don’t have a cathedral) and serves many of the surrounding villages. We will be helping them create digital archives of their historical pictures and documents and do some interior painting. We also plan to participate in a service at the Pioneer Home where some of the elders live, and visit one of the nearby villages.

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The 2016 team making “mezcla” (cement) which literally translated means “mixture.”

Costs

  • In 2016, the cost was $650 plus airfare. We anticipate a cost of around $1,000 (to include airfare) for 2019.
  • Everyone pays their own way (adults, college students and youth). The Diocese and participants will not be subsidizing anyone’s participation in the trip. Fundraising is recommended as the diocese is not able to provide scholarships for this trip.

Baggage
Check with the airlines prior to leaving re: the most current baggage allowances. Don’t forget that any liquids in your carry-on must be in a quart size transparent bag and must be less than 3oz. in size. Be sure to have any essential medications and at least one change of clothing in your carry on. Have luggage identification inside and out of all luggage, including carry on. We will have a group luggage tag for each person’s bag to make them easy to identify as part of our group.

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The 2016 Mission Team with our Honduran co-workers in front of the prayer wall we were a part of building for the week.

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