Many of you may be wondering what the Heart of Longmont Youth are planning for their annual mission trip in these strange and uncertain times. Originally, the high school youth planned to go to Montana in June, and the middle school youth were planning a trip closer to home—but both trips were cancelled, and plans changed, due to the COVID-19 virus.
But the youth aren’t discouraged and have been continuing to meet via Zoom during this time of quarantine. New plans are in the works, as well. They are looking into options for a combined day trip late in the summer to do outreach of some kind in our community.
“It’s been very hard to plan, however, not knowing what the restrictions will be in the future,” said Emily Farrenkopf, Director of Youth Ministries. “We are in a waiting game right now.” No plans have been set, as yet, and they are waiting to see what restrictions are lifted and when.
If they are able to get together in late summer, Emily indicated the youth would be looking into a service trip to The Land, an outdoor faith community in Aurora. Other opportunities for service in the local community include assisting HOPE or supporting Wild Plum.
May 2020’s compassion offerings will go towards the Youth Mission Trip.