Each summer for the past 10 years Life Teen has helped teens have the best week of their life. However, the experience of summer camp would never happen without the joyful service of hundreds of college-aged faithful Catholics. This summer, we’re asking you to consider being a summer camp staff missionary. Let’s be honest here for a second. We really need men to join. We get lots of female applications but we need more balance at camp. Plus, older men in the faith make great role models to Read more [...]
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Life Teen Web Intern Vanessa Hartz presents this inside look at what modern mission means to young people – and how much some are willing to sacrifice to follow the call of the Gospel.
(This continues Greg’s blog about his mission trip to Koforidua, Ghana. Read parts one, two, and three for some backstory on the trip.) So. Africa. Two weeks, thousands of miles, and no running water; what was it that I learned while I was there? That’s the question I seem to be getting more than any other. I learned that God is alive, that He truly is the Savior of the World. That no matter how far we go, we are made in His image and likeness. We experience the same joys and sorrows, we Read more [...]
Wow – what a few weeks it’s been. Four days ago, I woke up in the atrium of the Atlanta airport after a few hours of sleeping on concrete. Five days ago, I woke up in Koforidua – a city in Ghana, Africa. My trip back to the United States was about… 36 hours long. But during all that time on planes, in taxicabs, and underneath rows of chairs, I had time to reflect on my experience of mission. During the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different aspects of my trip, and what God showed me 6,000 Read more [...]
(This continues Greg’s blog about his mission trip to Koforidua, Ghana. Read Part One for some backstory on the trip.) Let me tell you, if you think you’ve been on a long plane ride – go to Africa. Ten hours sitting in a plane is quite the experience. Because I had things to do back in Mesa, I was meeting up with the rest of the mission team in JFK airport. I figured, ‘there’s plenty of time to get to know them on the flight.’ After boarding, I got the guy sitting next to me to switch Read more [...]
(This continues Greg’s blog about his mission trip to Koforidua, Ghana. Read Parts One and Two for some backstory on the trip.) As we began to settle into life in Ghana, we met more and more young Catholics who were passionate about Christ. The house we were staying at, the Otoo’s, also had some Ghanian young adults staying for the summer to serve in ministry. As the week progressed, I got to know two of the guys a little. Padua and Collins are both college students, studying computer science Read more [...]