Student Mission Trips

Crossroads Students believes in compassion and service. Student Mission Trips are an incredible time for students to grow in their faith, develop lasting relationships, and live out the mission God has created them for. Through these trips, we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus—serving others by providing physical labor and spiritual care, and equipping others for ministry and leadership. Our approach is not to do things FOR the church, but to do things WITH the church—we learn and serve together under the leadership of local churches and organizations that provide sustained partnerships in communities.

SUMMER 2019

HIGH SCHOOL TRIP

For incoming 9th graders-graduating Seniors; must be 14 by July 7, 2019.
LOCATION: Mission, South Dakota
DATES: July 7-14, 2019
COST: $750; includes food, lodging, transportation, and end of the week fun activities ($100 deposit due at sign up, $650 due June 7)
DETAILS: Spend a life-changing week with the Lakota people of the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. The Rosebud Reservation is an exciting world of rolling grassy hills and deep, tree-lined creek bottoms. However, Rosebud is one of the poorest counties in the United States. Many here face a harsh choice: leave the reservation, the family, friends, and culture they love—or stay and live in shocking poverty, where up to 80% cannot find a job. Life is especially hard on the elderly, whose sons and daughters move away to find work, leaving them either alone or left to raise their grandchildren. We will demonstrate Jesus’ love and compassion in tangible ways, serving real people in need while working on projects like building wheelchair ramps and handrails, weatherizing homes and trailers, reconstructing sagging porches, significant painting projects, interior and exterior carpentry, and other home repair projects that the homeowner cannot otherwise complete.