Missions at Valley Forge

by Melea Fowler | Jan 31, 2018
Missions is a big part of the University of Valley Forge (UVF) community. This year, nine teams are heading out to meet needs both locally and abroad. Trip locations include: Russia, Haiti, Hawaii, the Mohawk Reservation in New York, Nicaragua, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and India. Each trip has a different focus on an aspect of missions, but students from all majors will be participating in things like children’s ministry, clinics, construction, digital media, and drug rehabilitation.

At the beginning of the year, approximately 100 students participated in Impact Training Weekend to prepare for mission trips going out this spring break and summer. Teams spent the night together building community by playing games together, preparing for the field by trying exotic foods and working with interpreters, praying for their individual trips, and learning about missions from Pastor Jermel Mayo and a panel of speakers.

One student shared her experience preparing for the trip with her teammates: "My team and I have been raising money for our mission trip to Haiti this spring break where we will be leading a four-day VBS for the Haitian children. In order to raise money, we have sent out letters to multiple churches, family members, and friends asking for funds. We also sold drinks and snacks during Christmas at the Forge. Our team has been working hard to plan the VBS services by practicing every Sunday for at least two hours. We are currently finalizing the structure and lesson plan for each VBS day. We still have another four weeks until flying off to Haiti, but our team is very excited to be embarking on this incredible journey. We ask for prayers as we continue to raise money for this, but we know that God will provide!"

In addition to these great teams, the entire student body continues to support missionaries to Ireland and Indonesia along with the local Teen Challenge through tithe, offering, and faith promises. UVF’s heart for missions is beating stronger than ever, and students can’t wait to see lives changed at home and around the world!  

Please pray for the Valley Forge mission teams and missionaries as they do God's work in the world! If you would like to contribute to our missionaries and teams, follow these links!

Support the Harshbergers in Ireland!

Support the Pollicks in Indonesia!

Support mission trips!