While we acknowledge the challenging times we live in, we are hopeful for the future, trustful of our God, and still called to be his servants in mission and ministry. This summer, we are looking forward to finding adjusted and revised ways to serve as God's disciples. As we enter into the spring of 2021, we want to share our summer mission plans, most specifically our Colorado mission. While our other missional opportunities will have a local focus, our wilderness mission will be focused around the area of Durango, Colorado, as we serve our environment, people, and wildlife.
From June 5-12, high school students and adults are invited to join Pastor Romnie Scott and Janice Crane for a missional, worship, and educational opportunity to serve alongside non-profits and fathom all aspects of caring for God's creation. Like the first Adam who was called to name the animals and Noah who was called to care for the animals on the Ark, we will learn the conditions, challenges, and adversity faced by wolves as we work at a refuge for injured wolves. Many of these animals remain too injured or domesticated to go back into the wild. Also, we will work at a soup kitchen and mission, learning how to upcycle items into new materials for the homeless, such as woven mats made from plastic bags. For those that love to cook, our team will prepare and serve warm meals to those in need of nourishment.
Along with our work, Pastor Romnie will lead us in devotionals and worship each day as we discuss and learn how we may be better disciples to all that God calls us to oversee on Earth. While in Colorado, we will visit more of God's wilderness by swimming in hot springs, hiking, and sharing the beauty around us. We will be camping in bunkhouses with electricity and bathhouses nearby. If that sounds challenging, consider contacting Pastor Romnie about bringing your RV. Bunkhouses are limited to 4-6 people. To ensure proper COVID-19 safety protocols and travel, we are limiting this trip to 20 people. High school students are not required to have a parent travel with them on this trip. We will follow all church guidelines and safe sanctuary policy. We have scheduled an overnight stop in Amarillo while traveling to and from Colorado within the travel dates. Work teams will consist of 10 people, and we will rotate through our mission opportunities to ensure everyone has a full missional experience.
The cost of the trip is $325, which includes all overnight stays, food, entrance fees to extracurriculars (such as a covered wagon dinner and hot springs), campground fees, and gas expenses. Partial scholarships or payment installments are available. Contact Pastor Romnie at email@example.com or Janice Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Registration is open online at colorado.lvfumc.org. You must have completed registration with payment received to reserve your spot.
We hope you will walk with us in God's beautiful kingdom as we learn to serve in new times but with the same commitment to God's call.