While most youths are skateboarding, visiting Disneyland or swimming during Spring Break, 10 youths from the First Presbyterian Church are heading for the Navajo Reservation in Arizona for their mission trip.
The group will work on the reservation and participate in church activities with the Navajo Indians living on the reservation. While there, the young adults will be building or rehabilitating structures on the reservation.
A number of the youths are veterans of previous mission trips, and they have experience in plastering, roofing, framing, brick laying, and painting. The older youths will help train the younger ones while working on their assigned project.
During the first part of the week, the youngsters will put in eight hour days of hard physical work, but on the way home, the group will stop in the Grand Canyon for fun. The three boys and seven girls will be gone from April 4 through 10.
Previously, the church’s youths have been on building missions to Guatemala, the Appalachian Mountain area and Mississippi area after the hurricane. In each case, the youths helped lay brick for a school house, build a room and replace a roof on a house, and clean up debris from destroyed homes.