a local kansas city mission built on
prayer, service, community, and simplicity.
june 18-24, 2017
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 Kris Walters, our youth minister, 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.
COST: $295 - financial scholarships are available
SPOTS: 10-20 students on average
DATES: 2018 dates TBD
We leave on a Sunday after 5pm Mass. Students can be picked up the following Saturday before lunch.
How many adult chaperones will attend?
Our team will be led by Meredith Hiller, our music minister, and 2-3 adults - approximately a 1:5 adult-to-student ratio.
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 2017 for this week of service.