Mission Spotlight: New York City
New York City is the home to millions of people, it is a melting pot full of nearly every language and culture and religion, and it is one of the best mission trips I’ve ever been on.
If it is your first time in the big city, it is intimidating. I suggest you get familiar with the subway system before you go, if you are planning to use that for transportation. Google maps is a great help when you are in the city, as well as Uber (which is going to be more expensive than the Subway).
There are people everywhere. You’ll probably hear ten different languages in one day. Although the movies might show the glamorous side of one of the biggest cities in the world- there is a lot of need for Jesus there.
Nearly a quarter of the people that live in New York are barely making enough for rent and only three months away from being homeless. We took a team of forty people to share love and joy with everyone we met.
We went in March, when it was still fairly cold, but we enjoyed every minute of our time there.
We got to minister to the people at the New York Dream Center.
And pray for those who were in need.
We went on prayer walks throughout the city. All the way from Harlem to Time Square.
We also had the privilege of passing out food and hot chocolate to some people on the street, and hanging out with some kids.
God really opened our eyes to the needs in New York. And that he called to every nation and every tongue, and we were on an island that had every nation and every tongue.
If you want to visit New York, consider going on a mission trip there!
I would go back in a heart beat.