Spend six days in the only place to be voted America’s most livable
city, twice. Come visit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and bring the kids!
Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains where the
Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers converge, Pittsburgh is known for its
scenic landscape and world-class sports teams as well as its historic and
cultural attractions. It’s a great place to spend a few days with the family.
But, it’s an even better place to spend a few days sharing the love of Christ
as part of a Families on Mission project.
Families on Mission (FOM) is a pre-packaged, week-long family missions
opportunity that allows mom, dad, and grandparents to model an on
mission lifestyle for their children and grandchildren. Parents and
grandparents have the unique privilege to be “hands on” as they guide their
family through devotions, missions awareness, missions projects, worship,
family small-group discussions, and interaction with missionaries and residents
of the community.
The suburbs of Pittsburgh are a ripe mission field with 3 million
people living in the nine counties that make up the Baptist Association of
Southwestern Pennsylvania. Two million of those are unchurched and the
association has only 60 churches to reach them—that’s one church for every
61,225 people. As a result the BASWP has put a major emphasis on church
Families are invited to work alongside these new churches to minister
to the people of greater Pittsburgh through Vacation Bible School, Backyard
Bible Clubs, and sports camps. Other opportunities include servant evangelism,
conducting surveys, and participating in community block parties.
“This experience will change your life,” says Shelley Deane from
Ontario, Canada, who took part in an FOM project last year. “It was wonderful
to work side-by-side with my daughter to do God’s work.” Shelley and her
daughter, Julia, plan to participate again this year.
will partner with the North American Mission Board and the Baptist Association
of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Two opportunities are available to serve in
Pittsburgh this summer—June 14-19 and June 21-26.
Families will stay in a local hotel close to their ministry site where
breakfast will be provided. Sack lunches will be provided at the ministry site
and a local church will host families for dinner as well as worship and Bible
The cost of the trip is $225 per person and all children must be five
years old and have completed kindergarten to participate.
More Information:To find out how
you can participate, contact Rick Head at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-462-8657 ext.
6219. For information on other volunteer opportunities through Families on
Mission, visit www.namb.net/fom.
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