a local kansas city mission built on
prayer, service, community, and simplicity.
june 17-23, 2018
Jerusalem Farm is a Catholic intentional community, sponsored by Avila College and located in Kansas City, MO. Although they are located in an urban environment, they live a simple life growing food and raising chickens. The ministry of Jerusalem Farm is centered around home repairs for the disadvantaged, and they run social justice retreats for high school and college students. Currently eight people (three married couples, one baby, and one single) serve as residents in the Jerusalem Farm community.
Throughout the week we will paint, clean, do yard work, and perform other meaningful tasks for the poor, disabled and elderly. Everyone will spend the week in an atmosphere free of distractions which will foster their faith, inspire charity, and lead them closer to Christ.
Our team will be led by one of our youth ministers, and 2-3 adults - approximately a 1:5 ratio.
What is this trip about?
A local mission trip experience designed to immerse students into the lives of others in our community. While we will offer assistance and aid where possible, our goal for this week is to not only give but receive and be affected by a life lived outside of our normal, daily awareness and experience.
We are able to offer scholarships to help cover the cost, so feel free to contact us if you are interested.
SPOTS: 13 students
DATES: June 17-23, 2018
We ask that you drop your student off at Jeruselem Farm between 7:30-8pm on Sunday, June 17. Students can be picked up Saturday, June 23 between 9-9:30am.
How many adult chaperones will attend?
Our team will be led by our music minister, Meredith Hiller, and 1-2 adults - approximately a 1:5 adult-to-student ratio.
We will be joined this year by core team member Kurtis Kamiski, and summer core team member/HT alum Jake Oldenhuis.
What can I expect from the experience?
Throughout the week we will paint, clean, do yard work, and perform other meaningful tasks for the poor, disabled, and elderly. Everyone will spend the week in an atmosphere free of distractions which will foster their faith, inspire charity, and lead them closer to Christ.
Why this experience and not another?
Holy Trinity initiated Urban Immersion in 2011 with a desire to reach out to our own neighbors and the poor in our midst. In 2012 we partnered with Prayer and Action, an Archdiocesan initiative that came to the metro area. That initiative moved to Topeka for 2013 and we became aware of Jerusalem Farm through several avenues. We have been partnered with Jerusalem Farm ever since, and we are excited to partner with them again in 2018 for this week of service.