I was incredibly skeptical when Mission Discovery was invited to Las Vegas to explore mission trip opportunities. Sure it is possible to find need in any area, but what could we possibly do in Las Vegas? After all this is the place that’s known as “Sin City,” and has coined the phrase “what happens in Vegas stays there.” Why would Mission Discovery want to lead short-term mission trips to Las Vegas?
It turns out there are plenty of reasons to bring teams to this large patch of neon desert. In the time we have spent there, we have met and been inspired by incredible stories of people meeting needs and showing love. We have found amazing ministries that are meeting practical needs and bringing about tangible results. God continues to prove that He is always at work and we simply need to open our eyes to His invitation.
One of Mission Discovery’s primary partners in Las Vegas is Opportunity Village. This organization seeks to help severely disabled individuals find jobs and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways. Opportunity Village is making a big impact and our teams get to see their efforts first hand. What stands out about Opportunity Village is that the word “can’t” doesn’t exist. Everyone is shown kindness and respect. They serve over 3,000 people annually through vocational training, job placement, advocacy, and social programs.
They are just one of the many ministries that Mission Discovery will partner with this summer. Through these partnerships our teams get a chance to see how God is showing love in simple and beautiful ways. The heart of the Las Vegas mission trip is connecting with people who are meeting needs in creative ways. Anyone who spends a week with Mission Discovery will leave inspired by stories of hope and examples of God’s amazing power.
With three different weeks available in June, there is still plenty of time to be a part of what God is doing in Las Vegas this summer. Anyone who is looking for a unique mission trip for themselves or for a youth group should seriously consider Mission Discovery’s mission trip to Las Vegas.
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