SPRING BREAK MISSIONS

FEBRUARY 17TH- February 22nd, 2019

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 and injustices?  Teams will work with numerous inner city ministries, locally in Vancouver, and internationally such as Habitat for Humanity. 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. 

Applications available here.

  • Applications are due by December, 6th 2018. 
  • Interested in leading? Team leader applications are due by October 5th, 2018. Sign up for an interview here!.

INNER-CITY HOPE

Join us as we come along side Servant Partners a mission agency in the Downtown Eastside that seeks to share their lives with the urban poor and live out the Gospel among their neighbors. The focus of Servant Partners is to empower and protect those who are suffering from oppression. Their goal is to raise up leaders within the community who will transform the very community they are living within. SP seeks to be catalysts for change, emphasizing relationships, flexibility, creativity, and risk-taking in ministry. During this trip we will learn how to best serve and empower those whom are battling oppression in urban societies.  

caring for creation

Join us this spring as we embark on a journey to learn how to be better stewards of God’s creation. We will partner with A Rocha, a Christian conversation organization, discovering how we can sustain the environment in which we live. A Rocha is focused on helping people see that the health of a community is grounded in the health of the environment. During this time, we will gain knowledge about how to recognize the gift of the earth which God has graciously entrusted to us. We will be challenged to expand our vision of what it means to live like a Christian and by doing this we will discover we are loving our neighbors as Jesus commanded! As A Rocha says, we will participate in “transforming people and places by showing God’s love for all creation”.

cULTIVATING COMMUNITY

Join us as we gain a deeper understanding of what it means to intentionally live in community.While lots of ‘community’ is provided for on the TWU campus, this trip will look at how to foster strong Christian communities in everyday, off-campus life. We will partner with several missional communities in Vancouver, focusing on intentional relationship building, community living, and mission-minded engagement in our own homes and neighborhoods. Learn from Grandview Church who turned their parking lot into an affordable community housing called Co-Here. Experience what it looks like to practice an “open-door policy” with Meta Communities in the West End. Gain vision and practical wisdom for being a generation who embrace one another in intentional fellowship.

EMBRACING REFUGEES

By joining the refugee focused urban plunge team we will participate in collaborating with Kinbrace and Journey Home two amazing organizations who support refugees in their transition to Canada.Journey Home assists families with transitional housing while providing resettlement assistance to move into permanent housing.Kinbrace also provides transitional housing as well as support in advancing language skills, building a network of friends, and gaining employment. As Kinbrace says, “A refugee courageously leaves home to seek safety. When your welcome greets their courage, it’s the start of a new home.”

think globally / act locally

God calls us to live our lives on mission—not only overseas, but everywhere we go. Join a team of students learning how to think globally while acting locally through partnering with a relief and development agency this spring break. The MCC is committed to meeting basic human needs with the goal of peace and justice. They envision communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.This trip will include supporting local MCC programs that serve families, alleviate poverty, and pursue restorative justice.We will also learning about the business side of development work by engaging with several social enterprises, experiencing how the MCC supports themselves financially.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: HAWAII

Work with a team alongside Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that partners with cities around the world to break the cycle of poverty. Play your part in building affordable housing for low-income families, bringing them hope for a brighter future. There is a massive project underway involving over 100 homes for families in need. Students will be assigned to this site for 5 days (Feb 23, 24, 27, 28, Mar 1) of volunteer experience. The project is located on the sunny south side of the island in the Ele’ele area. While we are there, we will stay in the Nihi Kai resort ery close to Poipu Beach. On the days that we are not serving with Habitat for Humanity, there will be opportunity to experience many of the natural attractions of Kauai (beaches, waterfalls etc.)

  • Hawaii Approximate cost: $1,800 (US) including flight.
    (Dates: Feb 14th-24th  2018)
     – Email Allan Kotanen at: 
    kotanen@twu.ca
  • Deadline for application Jan 20, 2018. Only 18 spots, A-nonrefundable $500 will reserve a spot on the team.
    – Email Allan Kotanen at: 
    kotanen@twu.ca

TRIP LEADERSHIP WITH GLOBAL PROJECTS

Our trips wouldn't run if it wasn't for students who choose to give their talents, time, and energy to leading. While the Global Projects team can plan trips, we need someone who is willing to filter our vision and values down to the team members and to give them life around the world. We provide leaders training, support, and mentorship all throughout the entire process, and consider it a privilege to work with students through what is a typically growth filled time. 

Are you interested in leading a trip with Global Projects? If so, there are a couple of steps in the application process. 

1. Fill in an application form by Oct 5th, and tell us that you want to lead! In the first interview question of the application form, please indicate your interest in leading. Unfortunately, at this point, our application form does not have a specific question about this, so please make your intention clear. 

2. Book an interview here! Miranda Williams, Felicia Keller, & Carlos Alvaro.


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