Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Youth and Young Adult Opportunities

Helping People Grow Closer to God
Young People in Mission 2014
By Susan Kim

“I've grown to be a lot more confident in my walk with Christ. I've been able to be a leader in Christ in a lot of different circumstances where I never thought I'd be able to speak up before.”
– Gracie Thull, Young People In Mission
These are the words of a young person whose life was changed when she attended Young People in Mission, a camp experience with hands-on mission opportunities for youth across the southeastern United States.
The camp is just one of many mission-related activities that United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) offers for youth. As they participate in camps, internships, training and projects, the experience is so meaningful that many of them say it's the first time they have ever seen God -- the first time they have ever been filled with the Holy Spirit.
This year, in addition to experiencing Young People In Mission, youth will:
– Serve in internships, which are 9-week programs for college students who hope to experience various aspects of mission and ministry as they discern their calling into mission;
– Participate in Go&Serve Training Weekends, a team leader training immersion experience for youth, young adults, and adults who work with youth or young adults;
– Travel to national and international projects recommended by UMVIM as excellent mission destinations. To name just a few states in our area: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina. Globally, the list starts with Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama and more.
Your support for UMVIM is about more than giving kids a fun time. It's about igniting a faith that will form the future of our church. Camps, internships, training and projects all work together to help encourage and challenge young people to serve with new eyes and a heart for Christ.
Your contribution means we can continue to offer these opportunities -- locally, nationally and globally. Your generosity starts a young person on the path to making a difference for a lifetime. How can we put a price tag on that? The amount is up to you and how you feel called to help. As we approach the Easter season, a time for renewal, please prayerfully consider giving in honor of a young person you know or in honor of young people everywhere.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Donate page and specify Young People in Mission.

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