Rural Mississippi & Choctaw Nation
Through your work and our fantastic partners in Rural Mississippi, Christ's love is saturating the surrounding communities. At this location we partner together with a local ministry that has been established for decades. The trusted relationships that have been developed will allow you to engage quickly and deeply with others.
A stark contrast from city or suburban life, this rural community sticks to the simplicity of life. The long history of racism is still palpable between the Native Americans, the black and the white communities. Poverty is also a very obvious issue as many families live in rundown homes and have little access to resources.
What an incredible backdrop for ministry! Our partners' diligence, love and continued presence in the community expresses itself through discipleship of the youth, home restoration projects and more. Your group will have plenty of opportunities to share the love of Christ in a meaningful and tangible way. Join us in Rural Mississippi!
Home Repair Projects - Many in the community live in poverty and are in desperate need of some mild or significant improvements!
Feeding and Tutoring Program - Now operating in 22 different locations, providing meals through the summer months and after school tutoring services to over 1200 children daily under the age of 18 and disabled individuals
Elderly Care - Many of the elders in the community are unable to access food or other everyday basics. Not to mention the opportunity to visit with someone who cares about them!
Disaster Relief - Recent hurricanes have hit hard on some people in the community.
Vacation Bible School - Many of the local kids are out of school in the summer and left to come up with their own idea of how to spend their time while the parents are at work. Your team will have the opportunity to teach Biblical principles while reinforcing their relationship with our local ministry partners.
Choctaw Reservation - The Choctaw Native American Reservation is nearby and offers plenty of ministry opportunities as well. This could involve various community service projects, sports evangelism with the kids or a number of other things with the Choctaw church.
The historic Mashulaville dormitory. This site has plenty of beds, rooms, bathrooms and showers. Rooms are cooled by fans. A small “Bunkhouse” near the dorm also sleeps eight. The ground floor of the dorm has a kitchen and meeting space as well.
A hotel is 25-30 minutes away from the ministry site and is an option as well.
Teams are encouraged to drive in with a bus or vans. Parking is available on site. The nearest airport is Birmingham, about 2 ½ hours away. An Adventures van might be available at a small additional fee. Vans are available on a limited, first come first serve, basis.
Customize your mission trip
Work with our Missions Advisors to put together a mission trip that fits your group!
We work with you to understand your objectives and put together an experience that is specifically designed for your group. Our team takes care of logistics, ministry planning, debriefs, devotionals, and provides project leaders so you can focus on discipleship and showing your youth how to follow the voice of God and live for Him.