In just over a month, the students of Ignite Student Ministry will be headed out east to Montana. We will be on a mission trip to the Black Feet Nation Native American Reservation in the northwest part of Montana. It is shaping up to be quite a trip already, and we are not even there yet! A few of the things we will be doing include cleaning, painting, and repair work on facilities and homes in the area. We will also have the opportunity to minister to the kids of the Black Feet Nation and create relationships that lead to Jesus and a life in Him. Below is the theme of the site we will be going to.
Theme for Summer 2017: The Good Life
There are lots of things people chase so they can live the good life, but are those things really all that good? Not good for a day but good in a way that lasts. Jesus told his followers that there are a lot of things trying to hurt and destroy us, but from the very beginning, God intended us to live good and full lives. Full of right relationships with God and with others. And that’s why Jesus came: to restore the good life we are intended for, not a luxury we hoard but an abundance we share. What if the full life you are meant for is not always easy or comfortable or popular, but is freeing and lasting and good? ´I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’ Jesus (John 10:10).
We will be doing many things with the Black Feet Nation and there will be sweat and hard work, laughter, and maybe even some tears. But through it all, the most important thing we will do while we are there is share the life we have in Jesus. As our faith family, I ask you all to be in prayer for the Ignite students as we prepare to head out and as we prepare to share. Continue to pray for us July 15 -22 while we are on the Black Feet Nation Native American Reservation cleaning, working, painting, and sharing.