The 2019 USA Ministry Networking Trip was a life changing experience for students, giving them new opportunities to serve.

Week one of the trip was spent at Camp Shiloh where we helped facilitate a camp for inner-city children from New York. 

Week two of our time we spent in North Alabama helping with Partners For Africa and Room at the Table. We also worked with the needy in Huntsville, Alabama at Manna House

We ended our trip working with the Hollywood Church of Christ serving the less fortunate and disenfranchised in their area.

 

Following are some student insights about their experience: 

'My time in America was really well spent, whether we were helping homeless ministries, non-profit organisations or chilling in a lake house and site seeing around NYC and LA.  Overall the trip was an awesome experience, everyone learned a lot about people and giving back. Thanks for making it possible!'

'I enjoyed seeing people's different positions in life and how they are making a difference to those less fortunate. The highlight for me was Camp Shiloh and hanging out with all the kids, making friends with them and the camp leaders. I’m glad that I had to privilege to come on this trip and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of attending.'

'I really enjoyed sharing with the homeless and praying over them and although it was a confronting experience, it was a great opportunity to see how they live and hear their stories. I also loved Camp Shiloh and working with the kids and meeting plenty of awesome people while being able to help their ministry.'

 

Ecclesiastes 2:24 “There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil.  This also, I saw, is from the hand of God.”

 

'This verse is proof from God's mouth that enjoying life and doing things we find fun is what He wants. I believe that going on this trip is a perfect example of this verse - it’s an experience I will never forget. Thank you to the Redlands staff as well as the Shiloh staff and all the other people who have made this trip possible and given us the chance to help out at a summer camp, be tourists, help at soup kitchen and do work behind the scenes.'

 

Stories