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New Orleans is a hopping city full of good food, music, and rich culture.
Located on the Mississippi River, this city is the birthplace of jazz and a melting pot of French, African, and American cultures. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans, striking a devastating blow to the livelihood of every resident. Nearly 80% of the city flooded, leaving a trail of destruction. Overnight, thousands of people became homeless and unemployed. The nation rallied around relief efforts in the early days following the hurricane, but slowly national attention shifted further away from those whose lives were destroyed.
It takes far more than bricks and lumber to rebuild a devastated city. Your youth group can partner with those who are helping rebuild lives and restoring hope in New Orleans.
You will be serving with a local ministry called Trumpet of Truth. This is an inner-city ministry where you will spend your time visiting neighborhoods to build relationships and offer support to people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. You take part in distributing bags of groceries, clothes and hygiene products to struggling community members. You will also host your own VBS-style camp for children in the community. Throughout the trip, you will get to do prayer walks and look for opportunities to share the Gospel. Your team will be led by a local pastor who loves to teach and empower the younger generation to be strong men and women of faith.
Come with an open heart, ready to step out of your comfort zone and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
You will stay in a cabin about 45 minutes away from the ministry sight. You will have beds provided, however, you will need to bring your own bedding. You will have access to bathrooms and showers and your team leader will organize meals for your team to cook together each day.
Pastors: You want your youth group to feel like they matter. You want them to feel significant, empowered, and for their lives to count for something. You read about the way the followers of Jesus lived in the first century, and you long for that kind of life -- where living out your faith means hearing the voice of God and changing people’s lives.
You want to take your youth to the next level with God. You want changed lives.
Adventures in Missions has taken more than 115,000 people on mission trips around the world. Through various short and long-term programs, Adventures In Missions helps people from all walks of life discover the world, who Jesus is, and what Jesus has called them to: making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28) and being his witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1).
Imagine experiencing firsthand how to listen to the voice of God, serve others in high-need ministry contexts, and make a real, tangible difference in the lives of others.
God is calling you to journey with Him, to share His love with the nations and establish His Kingdom on earth. Will you join Him in New Orleans?
Pray for New Orleans
Many opportunities remain for missionaries and ministries, church planting and pioneer work. Pray for good church-mission relationships, and for the hope of the Gospel to be the focus of the people in the midst of the recovery from travesties like mass-shootings and hurricanes.