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Will there be a 2021 Mission Trip?
Dave Reiss

One of the questions I keep getting asked is, "Will there be a 2021 Mission Trip?"

Now, I love mission trips and was in the midst of planning our 2020 trip to New Orleans when the pandemic hit. I was excited for our chance to serve in that community because I have never been to New Orleans, except their Greyhound station, which in another story. I would love to say that we are are without a shadow of a doubt having a 2021 Mission Trip, but there are many factors that must be considered.

Because many places are slowly opening up and capacities are questionable, it is difficult to know what is available. Also, I typcially start planning the mission trip in the fall and kick into high gear in the winter. Because of the uncertainty of the pandemic I am way behind the ball on planning one. That does not mean it is not possible, but it may not be as elaborate or intense as previous years. Plus, we still need to take into consideration issues surrounding COVID and the precautions we need to keep ourselves and those we serve safe.

As I look toward this summer I am considering various options about our mission trip, but I could really use people's input. I have created a simple survey to help me know what families think, so that I can plan the best possible experience for all involved.

Please take a few minutes and complete our 2021 Mission Trip Survey.