Youth Blog: Mission Home

"What is Mission Home? I've found that over the years whenever I am asked to describe it, it isn't easy. Once a week a group of us, meet up at OLG and then head out into the community to do various kinds of service, but there is more to it than that."

"Yes, we do the "normal" stuff of packaging food, cleaning and organizing various places, and helping watch children .... but we also go to the Cathedral of Saint Paul to learn about our faith. We spend a day learning what it means to be homeless. We spend an afternoon just sitting and talking with the Minneapolis community. We learn about what it means to be an immigrant in this country and more."

"Like any mission trip you walk away with a deeper understanding of the community, and for that community to be your HOME is huge. Even better we also build a community at Mission Home. We spend hours with people who like you are focused on making the world a better place, and you become a different kind of friend. Mission Home is a something you can come to and always feel welcome because we are all there for the same reason the same goal." - Hailey

For the past few summers OLG Youth have traveled around the Twin Cities serving those in need in our community. We could be found doing anything from gardening all the way to helping to organize donations down at the HCMC food shelf. Our motto was that "You don't need to travel thousands of miles to be the hands and feet of Jesus"

This year we want to do something a little different- we want YOU to plan Mission Home with us! This is a great opportunity to not just come and serve, BUT to help us discern where and who we are going to serve! 

Please join us for some Mission Home planning meetings in the Youth Room.
March 6th from 6-7PM
March 13th from 6-7PM
March 20th  from 6-7PM

Everyone is welcome to these meetings! Even if you just have questions or want to learn more about Mission Home this is for you!