Looking for a way to serve people of different cultures and backgrounds, but not sure about leaving the country?
Great. St. Louis needs you.
That big, iconic arch stands here. That one Doobie Brother grew up here, as did Tina Turner and Miles Davis. The U.S. hosted the Olympics for the first time here. When it comes to boasting, St. Louis knows how it's done.
Something else this city boasts? A great need: St. Louis ranks among the top 20 cities with foreign refugees.
Immigrants from nations like Bhutan and Somalia come to St. Louis with little more than the clothes on their backs and the hope of a better life. But rarely do these dreams of freedom and prosperity ever come true.
Aside from drug trafficking and homeless squatting, certain areas of St. Louis are nearly deserted. With unemployment rates escalating, refugees find it increasingly difficult to settle into a comfortable life.
Local organizations and community services play a large role in supporting the needy here. Adventures in Missions places you alongside operating ministries as you develop relationships with locals and immigrants alike.
While serving in St. Louis, you may run a Vacation Bible School or work with transitional homes for single parents. You might have the chance to minister at the Boys and Girls Club or see the sights, such as the Arch or City Garden.
Going on a mission trip to the “Gateway to the West” can make a world of difference — in your life as well as the lives of others.
St. Louis is waiting. Are you ready to minister to more than one nation in just one place?
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