Spring Break Trips: February 16th-23rd, 2013
These trips are an incredible opportunity to be thrust out of your comfort zone in order to ask the hard questions: Why are there homeless people in the wealthiest nations on earth? How do we live as Christians in light of these realities? Teams will work with inner city ministries, Habitat for Humanity, and a Christian conversation organization. Through direct-service you will be given the opportunity to see God working in your own life and the lives of the people around you - whether it be a teammate or someone you meet on the street. Application deadline: December 1st, 2012. On-line application form here.
Care for Creation: A Rocha Field Study Centre, South Surrey, BC
Learn about our Christian call to care for the earth and discover conservation projects happening in our own backyard. Begin to understand how environmental degradation affects the poor around the world. A small team of six students will experience community living, participate in local conservation efforts, and learn about the day to day operations of A Rocha Canada. Cost: $275/student.
Discovering Dignity on the Downtown Eastside: Mission Possible, Jacob's Well, Servants for Asia's Poor, Vancouver, BC
Experience Vancouver like never before. Spend a week in the Downtown Eastside and feel the pulse of the city while learning the realities of poverty in our area. During this trip you will partner with three different organizations: Mission Possible, Servants Vancouver, and Jacob’s Well. While diverse in ethos and practice, these three organizations share the same heart—to bring the life and dignity of Jesus to the people of the DTES. Join us on this trip to Vancouver for a week you will never forget. Cost: $250/student
Creating a Place Like Home: Our Place Society, Victoria, BC
Spend a week in Victoria learning hands on about issues of poverty and homelessness. Our Place Society offers transitional housing for those in need as well as other various services. These services include meals, drop-in times, and a hygiene area offering hot showers. Join a small team of six in Victoria and understand first-hand the sense of hope present at Our Place. Cost: approx. $300/student
Planting Faith on the Streets: Mustard Seed, Calgary, BC
Face the cold in Calgary while learning more about issues of poverty and homelessness. You will spend time at The Mustard Seed, an organization that offers basic services as well as meals and shelter. Learn more about God’s heart for the marginalized while being involved in the inner-city community. Cost (driving): $475/student
Bridge the Gap to Poverty: Bay Area Rescue Mission, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Rescue Mission: Changing Lives for a Brighter Tomorrow. BARM provides food, shelter, warm showers, and clothes to those in need. The Bay Area is home to 35000 homeless people, one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. Join Global Projects on a trip to San Francisco, the “City by the Bay”, to serve the homeless and receive a firsthand look at poverty in the USA. Cost (includes airfare): $450/student
Learn. Live. Love: InnerCHANGE Mission, Los Angeles, CA
InnerCHANGE is located in the Westlake/Macarthur park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Mexican and Central American immigrant families mainly populate this area. InnerCHANGE LA was founded in 1992 by a group of missionaries and is currently working to build a strong community within this neighborhood of LA. Spending a week with the InnerCHANGE team, you will learn more about how community is built and how to love your neighbor fully. Cost (includes airfare): approx. $750/student
Pound Out Poverty: Habitat for Humanity,
Denver, CO; Hawaii.
Pick up a hammer in Denver, Sacramento, or Hawaii and help build a new home for those in need. Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit organization that partners with cities around the world to build affordable houses for low income families. Spend a week building a brighter future for a family in need. Cost: Denver (includes airfare) approx. $700/student NOTE: DENVER IS A GUYS ONLY TRIP; Sacramento (driving) $550/student; Hawaii (includes airfare) $1200/student.
Harvesting in Haiti: Spring Break Haiti Ministry Trip (Note: there will ALSO be a summer trip in the month of May)
Show Christ's love to the people of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, through sport, feeding programs, and construction projects. You will join Rod and Debbie Wray: former B.C. residents who now work with Harvest International in southern Haiti. Spending 10 days at Camp Mahanaim, located 30 minutes from Les Cayes, you will have endless opportunities to interact with the locals as well as experience God's beautiful creation. It will change your life. Cost (includes airfare): $TBD INFO MEETING: Tuesday Nov 20th 5:20pm Fraser Lounge. Contact Graeme Horton with questions.
Contact us if you have more questions. Application Deadline: December 1st, 2012. On-line application form here.