About the trip this year
Date: Saturday, June 27th – Saturday, July 3
Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church youth group (Oasis) is taking 19 students and 6 leaders to Moore, OK where we will be working with an organization called Serve Moore to aid in rebuilding the town and restoring the community to its former condition. Among other projects, we will be building storage sheds for families living in temporary housing situations, improving public gardens, and taking part in city clean-up.
Serve Moore is an organization that was formed within 24 hours from the time that the devastating F-5 tornado tore through Moore, and it was made up of a group of pastors, leaders, and members of the community who were driven to provide immediate aid to the rest of the city. Since then, Serve Moore has helped bring in and coordinate the service projects of nearly 40,000 volunteers. Serve Moore states, “Our dream is that through the tragedy of these storms and the extraordinary good we’ve seen since, renewal would be sparked in our community. Renewal which spreads to every part and to every person, bringing both healing and growth. We want the Gospel and its unmatched renewing power poured out here in Moore and the surrounding areas.”
During Sunday, our first full day in Oklahoma, we will become familiar with Oklahoma City by going to church and then going sightseeing.
We are grateful for how supportive our church is of mission trips – thank you! It is only because of our church’s support (both financial and spiritually) that we are able to go on mission trips each year. Mission trips are experiences that cannot be replicated any other way – they provide experiences that help students to learn and grow in a way that will hopefully inform the way they live out their faith throughout their lifetime.
Grace and Peace,