January 22 and 29: In-person
February 4 and 5: Phone Calls
Each year, the people of Zumbro are invited through a phone call from middle and high school youth to purchase stock in their summer mission trips. New this year, in addition to a phone call on February 4 and 5, you will be able to buy stock online (choose the fund, "Youth Stock," from the list of fund options) and in church on January 22 and 29. Each share of stock is $10. Checks can be made payable to Zumbro Lutheran Church and marked “Youth Stock.” If you purchase stock early, you will not receive a call from a youth.
Your giving not only makes a difference in the lives of our youth, but also in the lives of the people they will serve this summer in Lake Traverse, SD, and Jamaica. As a thank you, you will receive a postcard from both of the summer mission trips and be invited to our “Mission Trip Celebration Sunday” in August.
Again, thank you for the many ways that you support our mission-minded Zumbro youth. We look forward to sharing our stories with you! If you’d prefer not to receive a call for youth stock, please let Kris Oppegard know.
All Ages MISSION TRIP
July 19-23, 2017
Staff Contact: Pastor Lisa Kipp
Give your family an experience to remember and take part in Zumbro’s mission to create a place for all to serve. Zumbro members and friends of all ages are invited to be a part of this mission trip to the Chicago area. We’ll serve God as we work in community gardens, stock food shelves, prepare meals, and learn about what it means to be hungry.
Middle School SUMMER 2017 MISSION TRIP
Lake Traverse, South Dakota
July 9-14, 2017
Staff Contact: Kris Oppegard
Zumbro has a long history of participating in meaningful youth mission trips with YouthWorks, based in Minneapolis, MN. Next summer, Zumbro’s middle schoolers will head to Lake Traverse, SD. The prairies, hills, and valleys of the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota offer opportunities to camp, hunt and fish. Aside from being an area of great natural beauty, this is home to the people of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Oyate (the word ‘oyate’ is Dakota for ‘family’). Sisseton is right beside the north/south continental divide and is also completely surrounded by glacial melt lakes, making it look distinct from the rest of South Dakota. During the mission trip week, the group will serve through painting, cleaning, yard work or other simple work projects. They will also plan and lead kids' programming for children in the community, including Bible lessons, games, crafts, and reading.
High School SUMMER 2017 MISSION TRIP
Montego Bay, Jamaica
July 4-11, 2017
Staff Contact: Kris Oppegard
Zumbro has a history of international youth mission trips to Jamaica. Zumbro high school youth have served at Robin’s Nest in Montego Bay in 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2014. Next summer, Zumbro will be partnering with Mission Jamaica. Mission Jamaica is an outreach ministry of Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Mahtomedi, MN. During the day, the group will serve at Robin’s Nest and other nearby organizations, lead VBS, and do a variety of needed work projects. During the evenings, the group will learn more about the Jamaican culture and talk about our day and faith through evening devotions. Mission Jamaica blends service projects with a time for reflection and rest. At the end of the trip, the group will enjoy the beauty of Jamaica through special sight-seeing excursions. This trip provides a medium through which the group will be immersed in the Jamaican culture and provide an opportunity to share the hope of Jesus with others.