Share an experience this Christmas that goes beyond getting to giving. Give your family a gift that will create memories that will last the whole year and at the same time will help shape them into GIVERS. Jesus said, “It is better to give than to receive” (Act 20:35). We want to give you an opportunity to serve alongside your children, teens, or little ones, sing and worship, have fun, and grow as givers together as a family.
Click HERE to see some photos from our family mission trip this past summer.
We are embarking on this journey During Christmas vacation, a perfect time to be in Florida, December 27-31. staying at Operation Hope and serving thERE as well as specific needs of the people in Fellsmere & Sebastian, FL. is the mission. If you would like more information on Operation Hope, you can visit their website HERE. Below are frequently asked questions. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.
Thank you for using your time and energy to offer hope and to serve others. we look forward to sharing this experience and completing the mission with you and your family!
Jonathan, Carrie, Gabrielle, Sophia, Caleb, Josh and Bethany
Q: How will we be serving together?
These few days will focus on serving alongside your children, so based on the ages of your children, possible service projects are:
Sorting food at Operation Hopes’ huge food pantry
Re-organizing after their huge Christmas event
Building bunk beds for future missions
Visiting with people at an assisted living facility/nursing home
Helping with yard work
Serving in the soup kitchen
Q: What should we bring?
Print a “What to Bring” list HERE.
Q: How much does it cost? What does the cost cover?
$199/person. The cost includes: all meals from the evening of the 27th through the morning of the 31st, housing at Operation Hope, programming, mission supplies, family activities, and an unforgettable experience
Q: How do we register and pay?
Q: What ages of children do you recommend attend?
Although we believe that children should be involved in serving from a very young age, due to sleeping arrangements and the types of service projects we will be involved with, we have set the minimum age at 6. Teens and college age children are welcome and needed for building bunk beds, yard work & painting.
Q: What if our whole family cannot attend?
There may be prior commitments or younger ones at home keeping one parent from attending. This can be a wonderful time of bonding for a dad or mom with their child(ren). (Sleeping arrangements will accommodate any family.)
Q: Can we bring our Grandparent(s) or extended family?
YES! We highly recommend bringing any family members!
Q: What does the schedule look like?
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
ARRIVE, GET SITUATED WITH SLEEPING ROOM, DINNER, GROUP TIME, PLAN THE NEXT MORNING, BEDTIME!
SERVICE DAYS: 28-29TH:
7 AM……….WAKE UP
8 AM……….PERSONAL DEVOTIONS
9 AM–12…..MORNING MINISTRY
4:30 PM……CLEAN UP/CHORES/SHOWERS/FREE TIME
8 PM………PUT KIDS TO BED/FREE TIME
10 PM……. LIGHTS OUT
ATTEND A LOCAL CHURCH, LUNCH, FAMILY AND GROUP BONDING ACTIVITIES, ENJOY THE SABBATH.
BREAKFAST, PACK UP, SAY GOODBYE
Q: Where will we be sleeping?
Families will be sleeping between two different buildings, a giant one-room warehouse, and a former preschool. If you have an RV or camper, you are welcome to use it on the grounds! If you want to bring your tent and camp out, there is plenty of room.
Q: Are there scholarships available if someone cannot afford the cost to attend?
While we would consider a scholarship for someone struggling financially, we would encourage everyone to attempt to raise support.