San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States, with a metropolitan area population of 1.8 million people. It is rich in Texas history and as well as beautiful Hispanic culture. San Antonio boasts some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Texas, and many celebrities, athletes, and successful business people make the city their home. However, despite San Antonio’s pockets of great wealth, this historical city also has an extreme poverty problem. Nearly 20 percent of the population resides below the poverty line, and the average income per household of $18,000 is one of the lowest in the state.
We will be serving alongside BloodNFire ministries, which partners with and reaches out to poverty-stricken residents of the inner city. The San Antonio Mission Journey will provide students with an opportunity to serve in a largely Spanish-speaking, urban setting through construction projects and day camps. Construction may involve home repair, deck building, or cleanup and beautification projects. VBS, sports camps, or fine arts camps for the kids in the neighborhoods will also take place.
The team will be driving rented vans to San Antonio and will be using these as transportation during the week. The team and students will be housed at the BloodNFire headquarters.
Includes transportation, lodging, food, administrative costs, construction materials, and ministry supplies.
Students will need money for snacks/drinks while traveling and during the week. Recommended: $30.
Frisco: January 28* | February 25 | April 8 | April 29 | May 20
Carrollton: January 28* | February 25 | April 8 | April 29 | June 3
Frisco: 2:30-4 p.m.
Carrollton: 1-3 p.m.
*The January 28 meeting will be from 3-5 p.m. at Bent Tree Carrollton for all teams.
May 23 (Missions Festivus)
**All trip costs are an estimated range of what we anticipate the trip to cost. Once students are selected and we have an exact number of participants, we will be able to provide an exact cost at the student/parent meeting on January 28, 2018. Please be aware trip costs might be less or more than what we have listed and are intended only to give you an idea of the cost to participate in this Mission Journey.