FOR THE NATIONS MISSION TRIP

FTN-web1WHO IS FOR THE NATIONS?
For The Nations offers a wide variety of educational programs to help refugees continue in the long process of adapting to life in the United States. They help families adjust to life in America by advocating for them, teaching them English, and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Refugees are people living outside their country of origin who cannot return to their home due to fear of persecution based on race, religion, ethnic group, or membership in a particular social or political group. Texas receives approx. 4,500 refugees every year.

FTN-web3WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
Children’s Reading Program:
We will be helping with a reading program for children, to help them improve their English and reading skills, and we will share the gospel with them.
Swim Lessons:
Because most refugees do not know how to swim, yet most of them live at apartments with pools, it is important to teach children how to swim. We will be leading some swim lessons.
Other things:
There are some other ministry and fun things we are working on for the week.

FTN-web2WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?
We can only take 15-18 students on this trip. So, due to the limited number of people we can take, there is an application form that needs to be filled out. We will take them on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure you turn the application in quickly.

You can pick up an application at the church, or download one HERE. (updated 01/17/2016)

Application forms need to be turned in by February 21, 2016. We will finalize the team going by the end of March.

FTN-web4OTHER INFORMATION
When is this trip?
We will leave during the day on July 23rd and return to Iowa on July 30th.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for current 8th – 12th grade students.
How much will it cost?
The cost of the trip is $275. This covers the cost of 16 meals, transportation and lodging. It does not cover meals when we are driving to and from Dallas (5 meals), or spending money during the week.
Where will we be staying?
That’s still up in the air a bit, but we might be staying in an apartment that For The Nations rents in the complex where the Burmese refugees live.