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Members of the New Hope church recently traveled to Grenada for a week-long mission trip.
In an initiative to foster community ties and promote wellness, 22 members of the New Hope church in Fulton, Md., recently embarked on a mission trip to Grenada from Aug. 1-8. Their week was filled with meaningful interactions and activities aimed at not only providing immediate services but also building ongoing relationships with the local Grenadian community.
In collaboration with the Grenadian Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the New Hope team hosted three health fairs across the country. The fairs offered locals free medical screenings and consultations. To ensure that every family member could benefit, the team also provided kids’ programming where children could be immersed in interactive and engaging activities while the adults participated in the screenings.
Emphasizing a holistic approach to well-being, the mission team also presented several health seminars on various components of a healthy life, shedding light on the intricate interplay of physical, mental, and social health.
The mission trip wasn’t simply a one-time act of charity. A significant objective, as expressed by trip organizers, was to collaborate closely with the local Grenadian churches. This partnership aims to bolster the local churches’ ministry and outreach goals to benefit the broader community. In addition to conducting the health fairs and seminars, team members painted two local Adventist churches.
New Hope’s leadership envisions this trip as the beginning of several trips to Grenada. The intention is to nurture the bonds formed on the trip, hoping that these relationships will pave the way for even more impactful mission opportunities in the future.
Mike Speegle, New Hope lead pastor, encapsulated the spirit of the mission, stating, “For us, it’s about doing something good in the community. If we can better a community, that’s better for everybody.”