MISSION TRIP 2017 / GO GRANTS

The high school youth of Immanuel Lutheran Church will travel to Rushville, Indiana in July 2017 and work with the residents on home repair and maintenance.

 


 

MISSION TRIP 2O17 - RUSHVILLE, INDIANA

Rushville is very much the typical small Midwestern town, located about halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. And like so many small Midwestern towns, it is still very focused on agriculture. But again, like most of the Midwest, many of the people there once made a good living at manufacturing facilities that have moved away, downsized, or simply closed. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of the families that live there now depend upon various food assistance programs to survive from one month to the next.

Immanuel high school youth have participated in mission trips across the Midwest since 2008. Previous trips include Parsons, Kansas (2008), Hawley, Minnesota (2009), Hurricane, West Virginia (2011), Greenville, Michigan (2012), Glenwood, Minnesota (2014), and Waterloo, Iowa (2015); seven trips in all with the 2017 trip to Rushville. More than 115 different students have participated, with 22 different chaperones working alongside them. Each year trip participants work to earn the funding needed to participate in these mission trips.

Click the button below to read stories from parents, youth, and residents on how these home repair mission trips have changed lives. 

 

LIFE CHANGING STORIES

 

 

The section below provides an opportunity to help.

 

 

GO GRANTS 2017 YOUTH MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

The high school youth of Immanuel Lutheran Church will travel to Rushville, Indiana in July 2017 and work with the residents on home repair and maintenance. The trip is organized by Group Mission Trip Workcamps, which charges $449 per person for this particular mission experience. It is necessary for trip participants to raise funds needed for transportation costs over and above the registration fee charged by Group.

The fundraising goal for this year is $10,000 to cover the cost of transportation to and from Rushville and the balance of  chaperone mission trip costs. Each volunteer chaperone, in addition to committing to assist during mission week (often necessitating taking vacation time from work), also participates in preparatory events and assists with fundraisers. 

Immanuel youth participants need to earn the funding required to lend a hand. This year the group provided three sales opportunities, two restaurant fundraising dates, an online MissionAid event, and Go Grants--an updated version of the familiar ROC Stock--which has been available throughout the year.

 

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