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Christ Pres from Edina, MN is Jammin’ in Jamaica

April 3rd, 2014

World Servants is excited to share updates from the Christ Presbyterian Church Youth Mission Team serving in Catadupa, Jamaica the week of March 29 through April 4, 2014.    If you have a mission team – youth, families or intergenerational, and would like to serve in Jamaica with World Servants, please give us a call at 800-881-2170 or send an email to info@worldservants.org.  For more information about World Servants go to:  www.worldservants.org

Jamaica Spring Break Trip                           

Update 3/31/14

The group in Jamaica is having an awesome trip so far!  Because of their difficulty hooking up to the internet, I will be posting updates on the blog that I receive from the team!

Here’s what is happening so far:  The group attended church on Sunday.  The service was 2 hours long and Lee preached!  Phoebe led a kids Bible study.  The group also attended group cross cultural training.  Here they learned how to cross cultural barriers while in Jamaica, and what that would look like when they come home.  The group also got some time to explore the community a bit and meet some of the people living there!

The group is leading a Kids Club every morning for the church in the area.  They split into 4 different groups and each group switches off being in charge of Kids Club.  They’re also building 2 retaining walls for a church partnership with a school in Cambridge, Jamaica.

As if these things haven’t filled up their schedule enough, Lee also told us some of the things they’re doing during free time.  They have had chances to play games like soccer with the local kids.  In their group, they have played “about 100 games of mafia.”  Lee said there is no shortage of bugs there and it’s HOT!

The students are all working really hard and getting along with everyone down there!  There are some pictures to give you an idea of what they’ve been up to!

Update 4/2/14

It’s Trevor again, and I’ve got another Jamaica update for you all!  This time around, I’ll post pictures and give you a bit of background with each of them.

First we have a picture of the accommodations for our crew!  Not only is our group learning how to build retaining walls and love people, they’re also getting some real world training in extermination!  The bugs are plentiful, so their job is never done!

There is a picture of the retaining wall the group is working on.  The church and school buildings above the retaining wall are not in great shape because of their poor foundation.  This retaining wall will help secure the foundation and prevent further erosion.

There is a picture of the landscape of the area.  The team is 2,500 feet up in the mountains, so they get this beautiful view!  Tough to believe they are in this and we are supposed to get snow soon…

One of the things the group is doing is clearing boulders.  There is a picture of some of the rocks they’ve had to move.  In Lee’s words, “the kids are doing really hard physical labor and are kicking butt!”

Last night they had some men’s and women’s time which was great.  Tomorrow the group will be heading to Negril and playing in the sun on 7 mile beach.  Which makes me really jealous, but it should be a great time for them!

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World Servants featured in Minnesota Christian Examiner Article

July 17th, 2013

Click here to read about World Servants in the July 2013 edition of the Minnesota Christian Examiner. Enjoy!

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World Servants welcomes Mike Minich

March 12th, 2013

Michael Minich

World Servants, Inc. is pleased to announce the hire of Mike Minich as Executive Director. Mike took over the helm on October 2nd and he brings twenty-seven years of ministry, business and marketing experience to the organization.

Minich is excited to lead World Servants into the future. “”Frankly, I marvel at the goodness of The Lord for appointing me to this post. The incredible impact that World Servants has made in more than a quarter century in the USA and around the world is only a hint of things to come.

The growth potential in terms of people, churches and businesses serving the genuine needs of our partner communities is enormous. I am thrilled to join a mission bursting with possibilities and laden with quality staff and volunteers.”

For more than a decade, Mike Minich served as the Area Director for Search Ministries where he helped people develop spiritually, explore issues of faith and live out their beliefs in the marketplace. Prior to joining Search Ministries, he was the State Director for Minnesota Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) where he grew the organization, motivated and managed staff and volunteers and developed partnerships with local churches and youth- oriented ministries.

Mike holds a Master of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul culminating in his ordination in 2005. His undergraduate education in business, journalism and speech communications is from Indiana University. Minich’s diverse experience has involved development, leadership, broadcasting, ministry, project management, marketing, media and public relations. He has been involved in a variety of activities at Grace Church in Eden Prairie since 1991, including missions and evangelism.

Minich and his wife, Margo, live in Shakopee, Minnesota, and have 4 grown children; two sons and two daughters.

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Life Changing Experiences for Volunteers

February 6th, 2013

Participants serving on World Servants mission trips have life changing experiences. Sometimes the result of this life changing experience is a desire to continue to serve on more mission trips. We applaud that and celebrate that desire to serve in that way. More Details

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Mullein Hill Works on Saying ‘Yes’

February 5th, 2013

LAKEVILLE—Just weeks ago, Mullein Hill Christian Academy Principal Barbara Priestly returned from the Dominican Republic with a new focus: getting more people to say “yes.”

“It all starts with the ‘yes’,” she explained. “For years I offered to help plan, pray, financially support, do whatever was necessary, except go on a mission trip.” More Details

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