In June, teens from CTR’s Student Ministries traveled south to work with Envision Atlanta. For a week, they served refugee families who have been resettled here in the USA. These families come from hard stories, and face many challenges as they learn to navigate a totally new language, culture, and details about daily life.
For our student trip participants, it was an opportunity to be part of cross-cultural missions within our own borders. Over the years, Clarkston, Georgia has received over 40,000 refugees. Within just a few square miles, about 90 unreached people groups are represented.
During the trip, the CTR team helped lead a Vacation Bible School for children of refugees. They led worship, taught Bible stories, helped children with craft projects, prepared and served lunch for the children, and had countless opportunities to make God’s love tangible for these children. Our students also helped at the Envision Acres Farm. Along with the fun of seeing animals, our students helped with practical needs, such as painting a barn.
We are so proud of the way these students stepped into an unfamiliar environment, gave up a week of their summer vacation, and served each other and the residents of Clarkston with selfless love. Please join us in praying that this experience fuels a lifelong passion to bring the Gospel of Jesus into every area of their lives, to everyone they meet, to make disciples of Jesus Christ.