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St. John the Divine

The Journey

St. John the Divine is leading the way in building long-term sustainable relationships in partner communities throughout Houston. They responded to hurricane Harvey by answering the call to become a church beyond their building, serving their own parish and those affiliated with partner churches and their communities. As they move into the recovery phase, St. John the Divine is focused on building relationships with other organizations, including World Vision, Agape Development in Houston’s Third Ward, and Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Houston’s Fifth Ward. They are broadening their reach by opening the doors of the church to house mission teams of up to 30 people who have a heart to serve. Led2Serve is the organizing and coordinating arm of Harvey Relief Missions, as teams from all over the country gather in Houston to stay and serve others ~ together.

 

Please note we can house teams, help feed teams, organize projects, or do all 3!  If you are looking for an entire mission experience, or, you simply need a convenient place to stay while serving in Houston, please inquire.

 

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE MANY MORE DATES AVAILABLE FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 2018 – PLEASE EMAIL CONNECT@LED2SERVE.ORG AND INQUIRE ON YOUR DATE NEEDS!

There are many meaningful partnerships we are supporting for all Houston renovation, rebuild and restoration efforts. Please inquire on bringing your teams to Houston!

Quick Info

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RECOMMENDED FOR

Middle School Students
High School Students
College Students
Youth Groups
Mission Teams

JOURNEY COST

*Create your own*

*All SJD incoming mission teams are customized based on nights of stay,  meals needed, etc

  • – $30 per person, per night for lodging/facility
  • – projects arranged for you, if needed (no cost)
  • – meals included for you (for additional cost)

SERVICE PROJECTS

Hands on Building Projects 75%
75%
Food packing, sorting 15%
15%
Church partner projects as needed 10%
10%

PAST PROJECTS

Serving Meals, Changing Hearts

SERVICE LEARNING ~ CHATTANOOGA, TN Cave crawling, hiking, and helping prepare over 700 meals at Thanksgiving time! This wonderful serve team engaged in meaningful project ...

Serving and Learning in the Nations Capital

SERVICE LEARNING ~ WASHINGTON, DC In it’s fourth year, St. John’s Academy has traveled with us for both their Thanksgiving and their spring breaks. This year we ...

Reforestation Efforts Support a Local Family

SERVICE MISSION ~ COSTA RICA What happens when you bring a group of serving hearts together from Kansas, Georgia and Texas? Amazing things! A group ...

Making the Classroom Come Alive

SERVICE LEARNING ~ COSTA RICA This special team of students joined in many engaged learning activities while they studied and earned 2 credit hours. A ...

Exploration in Service

SERVICE LEARNING ~ KEY LARGO, FL During this Journey a group of middle school student engaged in exploring the Florida Keys while making a difference! ...

2100 Square Feet of Tongue and Groove

SERVICE ADVENTURE ~ WEAVERVILLE, NC On this winter Service Mission, a small team of 12 accomplished a huge service project! They renovated and replaced over ...

All Walks of Life Serve Together

SERVICE ADVENTURE ~ COSTA RICA A group of 22 people, with a variety of backgrounds, traveled to Costa Rica to serve and play for a ...

Computers, Soccer & The Bible!

SERVICE MISSION ~ COSTA RICA An amazing team of 6 people headed to Santa Theresa to create and engage in a serving week that they ...

Leaving a Legacy over Spring Break!

SERVICE ADVENTURE ~ COSTA RICA A student and faculty team from Georgia College decided to leave a legacy over spring break. This fun-spirited team painted ...

Kitchen Camp-n-Serve

SERVICE MISSION ~ OCALA, FL This is an all-time favorite Service Journey! We go to Southwind every fall. On this trip team members support an ...

Changing Hearts and Replacing Walls

SERVICE MISSION ~ JASPER, GA What a super way to spend Valentine’s week! This team showed a lot of love to our partner camp in ...

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Agape Development

Our Mission:

At Agape Development, we are transforming our neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent, community leaders.

Our Vision:

DERIVING power and direction from the redemptive life and message of Jesus Christ.

LISTENING to the community first as primary stakeholders of their own restoration.

CREATING opportunity for individuals regardless of circumstances.

EMPOWERING the community for sustainability rather than dependency.

 

World Vision

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:

  • Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
  • Emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
  • Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.
  • Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
  • Public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayer.
  • Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.

Living Paradigm

Living Paradigm is a not-­‐for-­‐profit group with a mission to empower people to participate in the American Dream of home ownership and healthy lifestyles through the creation of homes that are environmentally responsible, locally sourced and built, and contribute to the culture, spirit, and individuality of the community. They advocate, partner, and collaborate with residents, local community leaders, industry professionals, and universities to support and promote resident-based, place-making, regenerative design, and environmental justice. Their work promotes equitable access to sustainable lifestyles and designs for communities that have sustained impacts from environmental injustices and natural disasters. We work with low- to moderate income residents in Harris County, Texas.

Logistics

ACCOMMODATIONS

bunk room with 15 bunks (houses 30 people)

4 showers, 4 bathrooms

lockers in bathrooms

sitting area

TRANSPORTATION

Incoming teams will be responsible for transportation while in Houston

Led2Serve can assist in coordination if needed, along with food needs

 

WHAT TO BRING

bedding for bunkbed

pillow/blankets

close-toed shoes for serve days

all toiletries/towels

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Arrival Day

4:00pm – Team Meeting
6:00pm – Dinner, review of Journey
* Schedule is created based on the size of your Journey and the type of Journey.
* All journeys and schedules are customized based on the location and type of Journey.

Day 1, 2, 3 - Community Serve Days

8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – depart or arrive at Serve Location
12:30pm – break for lunch
1:00pm – continue on local Serve projects
4:30pm – head back to base
6:00pm – Team dinner and relax time

Wavers & Details

We organize waivers, and all details needed for serve projects locally. If you have arrangements to serve already, that is ok!  If you need housing to support another Houston ministry, we are happy to help by providing just the lodging component.

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