By: Wes Trevor, Youth and Family Pastor
Hey Wellspring Family!
The Students of Flood are once again getting a great opportunity to go serve as the Hands and Feet of Jesus while also gleaning lessons from a community that is much different than ours! This time however, our trip has an international flavor! This June, we are headed to Duncans, Jamaica with a team of students and adults, totalling 19 people! We are excited about this opportunity and what the Lord has in store for us.
We will be partnering with Praying Pelican Missions (based in Duluth, MN) who have had a relationship with local churches and ministries in Jamaica for over 20 years. Our primary project will be working with local schools to help primary school children with literacy and spelling. Our side project will be running a VBS-type after school program that will include plenty of activity and proclamation of the Gospel. We are also part of a larger project in the Duncans/Montego Bay area that is a partnership with the Youth Cartel and will be joining five other churches from around the States. These five youth groups will be working in various communities and neighborhoods throughout the day, while gathering in the evening for a time of communal worship and recreation.
Our team has started meeting and fundraising, as our trip costs are significantly more than last year. On Friday, April 8th, we invite you to our Black Tie Fundraiser in the Sanctuary from 6:00-9:00pm. There will be a plated dinner, silent auction and a chance to see our team in action. Look for the formal invitation in the next few weeks. If you are unable to attend our Fundraiser, but would still like to support our team, we will have an online option for you to directly donate. Alternatively, you can make checks out to Wellspring Church and put Team Jamaica in the memo line so we know that you would like to financially support our efforts.
We are so blessed to get to represent this church community as we travel internationally. Please be praying for our students and adults as we prepare to react to what the Lord has in store!