- As we piled into the car on our last day in Mexico, we had mixed emotions. There was a lot of sadness that trip was nearing the end, but many of us were looking forward to a nice, well-deserved shower in Albuquerque. As we said goodbye to our leaders from Casas, John and Matthew, we had one final hug before heading back on the road. We arrived... [read more]
One Summer – Two Trips
Every summer, Bethlehem sponsors a mission trip for our eighth grade and high school students. This year is special: we are going on two trips! About 15 students and leaders will be returning to New Orleans. This will be our eighth trip to New Orleans following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Each year we’ve helped the residents of this beautiful city rebuild by working on homes, helping with Vacation Bible School or attending National Youth Conventions held there. This year we will be working with Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans, or RHINO for short. RHINO is a church-based mission that sponsors over 300 campers each year. From community gardens, construction work, summer programs for at-risk you and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities, RHINO touches lives.
After NOLA, a small group will be heading to Anapra, Mexico and working with Rainbow Trails Lutheran Camp where we will build a home for a needy family from the ground up.
Check back daily on our blog to follow us along with stories, pictures and more about how this mission trip is effecting many lives.