Arizona

JHSHI

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God has called a group of people to provide His arms…putting on rollerblades, leading a Bible study, sharing a craft, adding a coat of paint, or building an entire home for those of the San Carlos Apache Nation.  Join the staff of Arizona Reservation Ministries (A.R.M.) who come from around the U.S. with a variety of backgrounds but for one common goal – to be God’s ARM around the reservation.

The people of the San Carlos Apache Reservation are incredibly gifted, very loving, but deeply impoverished.  Over 75% of this tribe is unemployed.  There are simply not enough jobs to go around.  Alcoholism, drug abuse and gang activity are a part of daily life for many.  However, there are Apache Christians on this reservation!  It is the purpose of A.R.M. to walk alongside brothers and sisters in Christ, giving assistance so that through a partnership, Christ’s Kingdom can increase across the reservation.

Partner with A.R.M. by providing assistance with construction projects at a local church or community member’s home.  Teams will also spend time building relationships with Apache children and families through a unique mobile ministry – a bus transformed into a ministry tool that can reach many neighborhoods with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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All of our teams serving in a short-term capacity are trained to do so with a long-term view. TTW's desire is to encourage the full-time missionaries in their roles, providing them with extra hands, fellowship, and oftentimes as respite from the long, hard work they do on a daily basis. Therefore, our service is viewed less as "look at all that I can accomplish" and more from a heart of "in what little ways can I be a blessing."

Your team will serve by assisting with service projects around Naomi House and building relationships with the children living there. You will play with the kids, share Bible stories and encourage the staff by helping with chores and projects around the house property.

Each day will include the following components and typically follow this schedule:

-Wake-up

-Personal Quiet Time/Devotions

-Group Devotions

-Ministry/Service

-Lunch

-Ministry/Service

-Rest/Shower

-Dinner

-Evening Reflection

Most teams will have one day set aside for sightseeing or shopping for souvenirs that will typically take place towards the end of the trip. Each teams also spend one of their last days in a time of debrief to prepare them to return home and reflect upon all that they have learned through their experience.

The San Carlos Apache Reservation is the third largest of 23 reservations within the Arizona. It is located just 90 miles east of Phoenix, near the mining town of Globe. This reservation of more than 2,854 square miles boasts a population of over 14,000 - over half of which are under the age of 18.

The spiritual battles waged for so long on this cross-cultural field within the borders of the United States must be won! Alcoholism and drug abuse begin at an early age. Becoming a parent occurs in many families before a teen celebrates his/her 16th birthday. As many as 20 people share a single-family home, many waiting up to 15 years for a home of their own.

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TTW believes pre-trip training is essential to your experience and to prepare you for effective ministry for long-term impact. All teams are REQUIRED to attend a Mission Training weekend held at TTW's Mission Training Center in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. The cost for Mission Training is included in your total trip investment.

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