Go Grants

Go Grants

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Summary

Immanuel Lutheran Church high school students will travel to Mission, South Dakota in Jun. 2021 and work with the residents on home repair and maintenance. The trip is organized by Group Mission Trip Workcamps, which charges $468 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. Go Grants is one way you can help support this mission effort!

 

 

Organization Description and History

Group Mission Trips develops service experiences to help people grow in their relationships with Jesus and each other. Following a catastrophic flood in Colorado in 1976, Thom Schultz, founder of Group Publishing, organized church youth groups from across the country to come help rebuild the homes and lives of the flood victims. More than 300 teenagers and their youth leaders worked on more than 50 repair projects. Since then, more than 450,000 mission trip participants have racked up more than 13 million volunteer hours serving people in need.

 

 

Background

Immanuel’s Student Ministry has 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], Waterloo, Iowa [2015], and Rushville, Indiana [2017]; and Elkview, West Virginia [2018], Chattanooga, Tennessee [2019]. More than 138 different students have participated, with 30 different chaperones working alongside them. Each year trip participants work to earn the funding needed to participate in these mission trips.

 

 

Project Description

Today the various bands of the Sioux Nation live on reservations scattered across several states. The Rosebud is one of the poorest counties in the United States. Many here face a harsh choice: leave the reservation, the family, friends, and culture they love—or stay and live in shocking poverty, where up to 80 percent cannot find a job. Life is especially hard on the elderly, whose sons and daughters move away to find work, leaving them either alone or left to raise their grandchildren.

 


 

Level 1 Donors 

$25-$99 Go Grants Donation

  • Letter from one of the students during the trip
  • Invitation to the Go Grants dinner to see photos and hear from the students what the experience meant to them

 

 

Level 2 Donors

$100-$249 Go Grants Donation

  • Letter from one of the students during the trip
  • Invitation to the Go Grants dinner to see photos and hear from the students what the experience meant to them
  • Photo of the students on-site

 

 

Level 3 Donors

$250-$499 Go Grants Donation

  • Letter from one of the students during the trip
  • Invitation to the Go Grants dinner to see photos and hear from the students themselves
  • Photo of the students on-site
  • Stainless steel commuter mug featuring the ILCS Youth Ministry logo

 

 

Level 4 Donors

$500 or Higher Go Grants Donation

  • Letter from one of the students during the trip
  • Invitation to the Go Grants dinner to see photos and hear from the students themselves
  • Photo of the students on-site
  • Stainless steel commuter mug featuring the ILCS Youth Ministry logo
  • Adult polo shirt, in both men's and women's styles, featuring the ILCS Youth Ministry logo