Youth Mission Trip
Mission Adventures 2024 - the plan so far
WHERE? We're looking at a few options, all in the south of France. We might be hosted by a local YWAM team at a YWAM base, or by other Christian missionaries. Either way, the trip will be run by Kim and the YWAM team like it was this year. We have a number of fluent French speakers on the team.
WHEN? The trip duration will be longer than it was this year. The provisional dates are Thursday 25th July to Sunday 11th August:
- 25-30 July (5 nights) – training, teambuilding, prayer and worship at YWAM Holmsted Manor
- 30 July-9 August (10 nights) – in France on mission
- 9-11 August (2 nights) – debrief and thanksgiving at Holmsted
At 17 nights in total, I appreciate this is a long time. These are the dates of YWAM's overall Mission Adventures programme 2024, so we are keen to go on mission for the full period if we can in order to get maximum benefit for the youth. I cannot overstate how beneficial, enriching and encouraging our team time at Holmsted Manor was before the 2023 trip. However, please do say if the length of the trip is problematic for you, as there may be a little flexibility in the length of time we are in France for.
WHAT? Exactly what we will do on mission this time will depend on the destination and hosts. In 2023 we ran a children's holiday club each day and served the local community in our host town.
HOW MUCH? We will aim to raise the majority of the cost through fundraising. The cost will be £450 per person + flights, so likely around £650 each. We will also be asking for a £150 deposit per person to contribute to the fundraising effort. This would be able to be paid in instalments, and of course if that cost would make the trip impossible for anyone, we will find a way around that.
WHO? The trip is for youth aged 14 or over at the time of the trip, and who regularly attend and are plugged into Youth at The Point.