In just over a month, we will be sending a mission team down to San Augustine, Texas to serve with Next Step Ministries. The team will leave on June 11 and return on the 19th. While in Texas, they will be serving with local churches and ministries who have been hard at work for a long time and will carry on after our team returns home.
Many of you have supported this team already as they have raised the funds to go on this trip. Thank you! This is an amazing opportunity for everyone going, but especially for the youth. This year's team is made up of five youth: Thomas Wilkinson, Elli Rottink, Winner Banissan, Shelby Bovenmyer, and Isaac Young and six adults: Matt Broshar, Michelle Wilkinson, Amber Young, Jon Rottink, and Terri and Garry Rottink. Please pray for this group as they prepare for the trip. Ask the Lord to prepare them to serve together well and to display God's love through their actions and words. Also pray for the Next Step team already in place as they prepare for a summer filled with mission teams and for the people who will be served by our team and the other teams going there this summer.
If you would like to learn more about what the team will be doing in Texas, you can check out the Next Step page about San Augustine. There is a 5 minute video there that gives a great overview of the area and the work.