While doing homeless outreach in New York City, participant David Prill was able to share God’s love and hope with those who need to hear it most.
While in New York, we were able to work with the relief bus, which goes around helping to those in need. They supply the homeless population with shelter, food, information regarding health, information regarding detox, and other helpful items.
As our team worked specifically in the serving food, drinks, distributing socks, and praying with people, I didn’t expect my favorite part to be talking and praying with strangers.
We really got to connect with the people we met. All of us got to hear different stories and about different chapters of people’s lives. We felt their pain. We felt their struggle. But a lucky few of us got to feel their hope.
Throughout the day we got to work with different people, from different areas, with different stories. It helped me to grow as a person and as a Christian. And hopefully today started a new chapter for these homeless men and women – one that is full of hope and the beautiful promise of God’s amazing love.
Can dreams really come true in the city that never sleeps?
New York is the ultimate destination for people to chase their greatest hopes and dreams. Whether for Broadway or business, visitors stream in from all corners of the globe.
The largest city in the United States, more than 8 million people call New York City home. As the major port of entry for immigration, New York is one of the most culturally diverse areas of the US—as many as 800 languages can be heard in New York City.
With this many people and this many cultures, ministry opportunities are limited only by your
Community Outreach: Your team will meet up with New Yorkers in one of the city’s parks, developing relationships and connecting with individuals from different cultures. Nowhere else would you have the opportunity to connect with people from so many different religious backgrounds and share the story of Jesus. For those who feel forgotten or rejected by the church, you can connect them with a local church who cares.
Kids Ministry: From VBS in the mornings to sports outreach in the afternoons the opportunities to share the love of Christ – and have fun – with the local children are endless.
Work Projects: Work with the local children in a work project, like a creating a community garden or painting.
Cross-Cultural Ministry: By being part of a faith-based education retention program, you will have the opportunity to tutor in science, math, and reading, in addition to a faith-based activity with the children of Dominican locals.
Of course, you’ll find time to experience the brighter side of New York as well. Ride the subway, visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, or ride to the top of the Empire State Building. New York is ready for you!
Come to the Big Apple and share the love of Christ everywhere you go!
Next summer, invest in the youth of one of New York’s many immigrant populations through educational retention and spiritual development programs.You’ll work alongside a nonprofit whose goal is to counteract generational poverty through sustained mentorship and educational support.
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