PARADISE, CA SERVICE TRIP
(This trip is active for 2020.)
TKA Junior and Senior students are invited to apply to be a part of the 2020 Paradise, California Service Trip. We are partnering with Hope Church (currently located in Chico, CA) to serve the people in and around the city of Paradise, California. This city was devastated by the Camp Fire of 2018. The pastor of Hope Church of Paradise, Stan Freitas, is involved with community leaders and has been discussing plans to rebuild. A government official describing the devastation said, “We can only recover if schools and faith communities make the way.” We plan to help rebuild some elementary school classrooms, and if allowed at that time, assist in rebuilding some of Hope Church. We may have the opportunity to help with the annual community fundraiser sponsored by Hope Church called “Rock the Ridge.” This could involve a VBS-type of program for elementary age students. Since FEMA is still on the ground in Paradise, it is difficult at this time to be more specific about our plan. We will update as new information is known.
Jesus states in Matthew 25:40: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Our goal is to participate in a rich array of ministry opportunities. By doing so we believe that we can maximize the chances that God will speak to individuals in life-changing ways.
- Opportunity to bring hope, practical help, spiritual encouragement, and prayer to the community.
- Develop an awareness of the current issues faced by communities that have survived a natural disaster.
- Expose the Juniors and Seniors to the fact they can make a difference in a community. Praying their faith would be stretched and have life-changing spiritual dialogue regarding God’s will, i.e., the rain falling on the just and the unjust, (or in this case…fire).
- That the students and the town of Paradise would experience the love of Jesus through us using our hands and feet to serve!