Last year, the grade tens went to Thunder Bay Ontario to serve on a short-term missions trip! They served at Dorion Bible Camp (https://campdorion.com/) for about one week engaging in various activities with the campers who attended. This included, but is definitely not limited to:
- Making short (~15 minutes) devotionals for every morning and night
- Supervising the children during wide games, cabin time, meal time, etc.
- Designing and running wide games to run during spare time
- Writing and publicly sharing their testimonies
- Creating presentations about their missions to supporters of the camp
- Interacting with campers to create an environment filled with love and compassion
- Sharing what God has taught them through the Bible and what they have learned through serving him
This was emphasized spiritually through the love of Christ and carrying out his mission for all of us. The bonding of the team was essential in establishing the impact at Camp Dorion. Overall, their mission was beneficial both in spirit and community.
Grade 11: -
Missions 20 Proposed Trip
Ministry: Caledonia Senior Secondary School
3605 Munroe St, Terrace, BC V8G 3C4
Key Contact: Joe Dominguez (High School teacher and coach at Caledonia Senior Secondary School)
Dates: March 23 – 31, 2018
Church Partner: Terrace Pentecostal Assembly (affiliated with Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)
3511 Eby St, Terrace, BC V8G 2Y9
Lead Pastor: Mel Versluis
Terrace is considered a commercial and central hub of Northwest BC. It is located inland along the mighty Skeena River, which is the second longest river entirely in the province. The city of about 11,500 is surrounded by a full circle of mountains, craggy peaks, small/medium sized rivers, lakes and creeks. Formerly a booming forestry locale, Terrace’s recent mill closures have caused a shift in the economy to mining and tourism. About 24% of the population is aboriginal and 8% are visible minorities, including South Asian and Filipino populations. Many of the youth population are at risk and/or impoverished and have no church background.
Our students were involved in the following areas of ministry:
- Construction of a greenhouse with high school students in Terrace at Caledonia Senior Secondary School
- The majority of our week will be spent partnering and working alongside students from the high school in constructing a greenhouse for their lunch program.
- Indigenous reserve community outreach
- Working in partnership with LAMP ministries
- Local church youth events
- Local community service projects
All students that attended had previous construction experience, whether at last year’s missions trip or in Fred Rempel’s construction classes at SCA. There were many opportunities to share our faith through service, leadership, and speaking. This helped us to meet our goals for Missions 20.
Last year, our grade twelves had the experience of going to Teen Ranch, in Ontario. Their they were ministering to the kids who were attending. There were over 10 students attending this missions trip and its successes were undeniable.
Motto (Theme Verse):
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but in actions and in truth.
(1 John 3:18)
Our Leadership program was founded by Mrs. Connie Mycroft and Mr. Leo Pauls in 1998, making it and has adapted over 20 years to officially become the missions program. It began with one class of 20 students and has grown to three classes with a total of about sixty students. Last year Mr. Wes Merta, Mr. Matthias Cheung, and Mr. Matthew Spronk led teams on trips all across Canada, and a total of over 1 000 SCA students and staff have travelled on our teams over these years.