Serving with UK-USA Ministries / Tees Valley Youth for Christ.
I am from Dallas, Texas, where I attend the Heights Church, which has a long history of partnering with both UK-USA Ministries and Tees Valley Youth for Christ. Last summer, I had the opportunity to go on a weeklong mission trip to England with my youth group. I fell in love with the Church there, the students I interacted with, and England itself. During my time there, my calling—which I’d felt for quite some time— was confirmed: I knew that God was sending me to spend a year in England helping to further His Kingdom.
Where I Work
England is considered “post-Christian,” meaning that Christianity is no longer the dominant religion as it once was, and secular worldviews and values have taken over. As a part of the Tees Valley Youth for Christ serve team, I will be working with a local church’s youth group. I will go into local schools’ religious studies classes and talk with them about Christianity. I will build relationships with the students I interact with and encourage them to come to youth activities at the church. There, I will help lead the youth group while continuing to disciple the students. Ultimately, my goal in building relationships with the people there—not only helping to lead them to Christ but helping walk them through their faith.