Christian Endeavor Mission Weeks started in 1995 when a few churches connected through C.E. took it upon themselves to put together a recovery effort team and aid in helping to rebuild Albany, GA after a hurricane tore through the area. That first trip sparked a fire in the youth of those churches to every year seek out opportunities to help assist in disaster relief efforts during their summer vacation. Since then, Christian Endeavor has hosted Mission Weeks in 7 different states and over a dozen different towns.
While still disaster relief minded, Mission Weeks can take place in poverty stricken areas as well. Youth groups will encounter projects as simple as painting and spackeling to major framing, drywall, and flooring repairs. We equip teams with the tools and know-how to repair plumbing and electrical issues as well as carpentry and basic home repair issues.
Our goal with Mission Weeks is that your teens not only learn practical skills with basic home repair, but also to give them the opportunity to legitimately be the hands and feet of Jesus for strangers. We've seen lives changed because of the compassion of a young person, and we pray consistently for the teams that attend our camps to have those sorts of encounters. That God may open wide the eyes of youth to the world around them, and their great potential to change Earth for the Eternal Kingdom of God.
Since 2017, we have embarked on offering International Missions Weeks. In 2020, we'll be celebrating our 25th year in operation and plan to spend a year highlighting previous trips, stories, and Lord willing, culminating in a banquet where churches from all across our 25 years can come and join in the celebration! Keep an eye out on our emails or social media pages for news about that banquet!
Visit our Domestic and International pages to discover more about Mission Weeks!