Missions abroad

By KEIRA SCHRADER

Close to 100 individuals from North Metro Church alone were commissioned Sunday, March 23, 2014, to travel abroad to help the less fortunate peoples in the world.

Young Americans are encouraged to pursue their dreams and believe in themselves. Individuals from Kennesaw are bringing this message over to those who may not have hoped to see past their life circumstances.

North Metro Church has been heavily involved with mission trips for years now, but the trend seems to be increasing. KSU senior, Kristi Parr, will be going on her first mission trip with the church to Harare, Zimbabwe.

“Roughly one to two million children have been orphaned in Zimbabwe by the AIDS epidemic – I cannot wait to love on these children,” said Parr, a current KSU senior student.

Parr’s team will be holding a camp where they will teach the children Bible stories, crafts and games. Parr is not the only one excited about the opportunity of a lifetime to go abroad and serve.

Many others will be headed to Zimbabwe, East Asia, Haiti and Guatemala on March 28, 2014 and will spend a week submerging in these cultures that desperately need their help.

“Last year I went to a little village in Guatemala with North Metro where the poverty was breathtaking, but so was the joy that the people had in their hearts,” said Anne Bruner, a KSU senior student who went to Haiti.

Bruner’s team helped with construction and an after school program. Whether they are holding a day camp, doing construction or teaching English, these teams are making a difference in the lives of many. They all have one purpose, which is to share love and freedom.

“Because I love how North Metro is focused on celebrating good news in both local and global nations, I will be going abroad again this year to Haiti,” said Bruner.

North Metro’s sanctuary was  filled with supporters who commissioned the four teams on March 23, 2014.

North Metro is located off Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw, Ga. Anyone could attend a service at 9:15 a.m or 11 a.m to learn more about how you could serve abroad in the future.

Serving global communities is an admirable trend to see arising in today’s generations. For more information on you can get involved, visit northmetro.org.

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