Ascension has had a long history of youth mission trips ranging from Appalachia Service Project (ASP), Mississippi (Gulf Coast Trip), to Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) in Tijuana. Currently, we plan an annual ASP trip.
Planning for the 2019 ASP Trip is under way and we are looking forward to another fun filled service trip making homes warmer, safer and drier. In July, 168 people spent a week in West Virginia and Kentucky. The week is a chance for us to serve those who have a real need for the help....what we get from them is a chance to live and experience our faith in a different way.
If you are interested and want to learn more about ASP, please come to our December 2nd meeting (details below) and talk with some of our teen leaders – many of whom are taking their fourth and final trip before college! The teen leaders help plan the meetings, organize the trip and will lead work crews at the job sites next summer. ASP links service with faith, friends, fellowship and leadership opportunities for our teens. Come join us!
Please be sure to turn in both the appropriate form (teen or adult) as well as the ASP Registration sheet as we need both of them filled out. We have a few spots remaining. Register Now! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
*** FIRST MEETING FOR TEENS GOING ON THE TRIP WILL BE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE PINE ROOM (LOWER LEVEL OF THE SCHOOL)***
For those going on the trip, if you need the packing list, you can find it here.
Appalachia Service Project has been a beloved aspect of Ascension youth ministry for over 20 years. Decades ago this trip began with a small group of 5 vans totaling 35 people and has grown to 23 vans equaling 161 people. AYM usually goes to ASP the last full week of July, which is known as “week 7” to ASP-ers.