Youth Summer Trips

    July is a busy month for our youth here at Light of Christ! Amidst weekly bonfires and other fellowship events, we are heading off on our Mission Trip and our High-Adventure Wilderness Trip! These trips are designed to bring our youth closer to God through service and experiences in creation, and for many, they prove to be the highlight of their summers!
    A group of nine 9th-12th grade girls are heading out to Custer, SD July 14th-19th for the annual Light of Christ Mission Trip. We will be staying at Outlaw Ranch Camp and partnering with the Forest Service and other non-profits in the area to work on trail maintenance, building projects, and food security issues. Alongside our service work, we will have a day to explore the Black Hills area by hiking up Black Elk Peak (formerly known as Harney Peak)! We will be working for around 8 hours each day, and in the evenings we’ll have bible study, devotions, campfires, and camp games/activities! We’re unbelievably excited to serve a community in need and grow closer to each other and God in our week out in South Dakota.
    Our High-Adventure Wilderness Trip will be in northwestern Montana this year! We’ll be taking a group of six high school boys out to Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp for a week of rock climbing, kayaking, white-water rafting, and hiking in and around Glacier National Park! Spending time in nature creates an appreciation for all of God’s rich blessings, and I’m so excited to share this wonderful part of the country with our youth. We’ll literally be walking in faith with each other, and I can’t wait to see the growth that occurs from spending time in God’s creation.
    If you’re interested in hearing more about these trips and other opportunities for our youth, or if you’d like to get involved with our youth programming here at Light of Christ, please reach out to myself, Kirsten Kelly, or the church office! We’re always grateful for our time spent with youth and can’t wait for the growth and experiences that will come from these summer trips!

In Peace,
David Schneck

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