Idaho Youth Help Arizona Church on Spring Break Mission Trip
Idaho Conference youth gave their spring vacation in service to an Arizona church for the second time. Instead of going abroad, the group of 20 students and adult sponsors traveled from Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, to Kinlichee, Arizona (near Ganado in the Navajo Nation) to make needed improvements to the Kinlichee Seventh-day Adventist Church building.
The Sabbath offerings usually amount to just a few dollars, so the local church is unable to maintain the facility on its own. The group replaced the roof and painted walls. In addition, the group led out for the Sabbath morning worship service, and the students went door to door through the village of Kinlichee, handing out literature supplied by the Pacific Press Publishing Association and offering to pray with the people.
The trip was part adventure, part service and part education. After the building project was completed, the group was able to visit Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, and Grand Canyon National Park. The grand vistas of the canyons only encouraged them to look higher to the grand possibilities of becoming partners with Jesus Christ in sharing the gospel with the whole world.