New Orleans is an amazing city filled with a unique and diverse culture of music, arts, and great cuisine. Unfortunately, it is also a city of extreme poverty. In 2016 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report detailing the homeless population of the City of New Orleans. As of 2016, there are nearly 4,000 men, woman, and children that are either homeless or transitioning to/from homelessness. Many of these homeless are a direct result of the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina in 2005. Other causes are the result of mental illness, drug/alcohol addiction, and economic hardships. Jesus paints a picture of His church serving the “least of these” in Matthew 12:2. New Orleans is not an exception to this call to serve. We believe that living a missional life can begin at a very young age. The concepts of a missional life are further enforced when those concepts are experienced and lived out together as a family unit. On our family trips, we tailor the trip to allow the greatest impact and transformation for all ages.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Flexibility is the key! All participants are asked to remain flexible and open to the opportunities for “being” and “doing” what the Spirit provides. Ministry and outreach activities are customized to the community’s specific needs and are specifically determined closer to the time of the trip. Our goal is to best partner with the community we are going to serve. Please keep this in mind when discussing trip details with potential participants!
**Customized trips are available.