CCPC Headed to Africa
The youth group at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, one of Soccer Chaplains United’s partner churches, will be taking a trip to Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July. A team of 19 students and leaders, passionate about serving the Lord and others, will leave for a couple of weeks to travel to Ethiopia and Uganda and work with different groups and organizations in each country.
Our team is excited about this opportunity to participate in how God is working across the world. We are going on this trip to love, bless, and encourage people in Uganda and Ethiopia.Sophia Schwarz, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church Trip Participant
For the first part of the trip, the team from Cherry Creek will be running a VBS for Hope for the Fatherless. Hope for the Fatherless is an organization that seeks to cultivate a culture of adoption in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has a major orphan crisis that has been worsened by the fact that they do not currently allow international adoptions.
The second part of the trip, will feature time in Kampala, Uganda to serve alongside Youth for Christ Uganda. While there, the team will join in school outreaches and sports ministry. School outreaches will include skits, dancing, and different team members sharing their testimonies. Part of the ministry work within the community will include playing soccer with the children, and we want to hand out soccer equipment during those games. This trip will be part of the church’s continued partnership that began in 2007. We will also have the opportunity to put doors and windows on the Mirembe house, a home for single, pregnant teens.
While we are there, we hope to bless and encourage the people we come in contact with…our desire is that God would show the people of Uganda and Ethiopia His incredible love through us and that His love would leave a lasting impact on the people we interact with.Sophia Schwarz, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church Trip Participant
Specific to the request from Soccer Chaplains United, the team is looking to take about 100 pounds of soccer gear and equipment on their trip: soccer balls, jerseys, and cleats.
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