Czech Republic X-Large Mission Trip
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Mountain Fellowship (a PCA congregation in Signal Mountain, TN) has twelve members who are excited to be going to the Czech Republic in late June through early July 2019. In the Czech Republic, we will be helping with a fantastic youth camp that is organized by Element Church , a small evangelical Christian church in Hradec Králové. The camp has been going on for over 10 years and is called "X-Large City Camp".The country and town:
Hradec Králové is a town of ~100,000 people 70 miles east of Prague.A glimpse of X-Large City Camp:Our team:
2019 will be the fourth consecutive year that Mountain Fellowship will be sending a team to the Czech Republic (to see pictures and posts from previous years, be sure to visit our Czech Mission Trip Facebook page
). This year, the following people are expressing interest in joining in this work. Our team is composed of seven people this year:
The Boehms (Erik, Denisa and Marylen):
The Nelsons (Richard and Karen ):
The Schmidts (David and Lizzie):
(picture coming!)Our mission:
Through the X-Large camp, Element church seeks to connect with and forge meaningful relationships with kids and families in a country where less than 20% of people profess belief in God (the lowest in all of Europe), and where faith is viewed with strong skepticism. The camp has proved to be a great path for making connections, and many students from past camps have pointed to their experience at X-Large as being the starting point in their journey to faith.
The camp itself provides a week-long experience for around 80 students from 12-20 years of age, where students engage in a single class that meets every day (e.g., drama, music, sports, cooking, etc), as well as in varied seminars over a range of topics, including topics that address aspects of the Christian faith.
The camp is staffed by missions teams sent by several churches from English speaking countries (this year, all are from the US). These teams participate as staff for the camp in varied support roles ranging from operations to teaching. The volume of work is very significant, usually spanning 10-12 hours per day during the camp week, in addition to the two staging/training days. The presence of Americans/English speakers in the camp is seen as a big draw, as parents in the Czech Republic want their children to have opportunity to practice their language skills with native speakers.The needs:
We are in need of financial support and prayer for this trip, and would covet any support you can give.
The funds for this campaign will be distributed to defray travel and food expenses for our mission team participants, and will contribute to the operating costs of this ambitious camp. For cash flow reasons, we would like to have as much of our fundraising as possible completed by the end of March, 2019
We anticipate that we, as a team, will need approximately $2,000 per person. The total support will be derived from your donations and participant contributions, as well as the generous support of Mountain Fellowship church and some additional outside fundraising efforts. You will be able to see donations/funds from all sources here, so please stop by this site if you'd like to see our current fundraising progress.
We would be so thankful
for your support in this important mission work!
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1238 Taft Highway, Suite 130
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
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The Mountain Fellowship Czech Republic Team