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    Author: Ryan Warner

    Category: The Pulse - 2017.15 Issue 15

    Summer Missions with The Hartford Project

    I know what I’m doing this summer. At least, I know what I’m doing for one week this summer. From Sunday, July 16th through Thursday, July 20th I’ll be sleeping on the floor of a church in downtown Hartford and serving the community in partnership with churches and organizations that serve there year round. Also, I’m going to take some teenagers with me.

    This summer, WEFC Student Ministries will engage in a local missions opportunity known as The Hartford Project (THP). THP has been serving in Hartford since 2004 and has been an Urban Alliance Initiative since 2013. Participating with THP this summer will be a fantastic opportunity for our students (entering 9th grade through graduating seniors) to engage in missions in a local context, growing their experience of God's redemptive work and our role in bringing His Kingdom here.

    The THP website provides a clear understanding of the vision for our students who will participate this summer. "The Hartford Project (THP) is an urban ministry immersion experience for teenagers in New England.  Church youth groups are invited to come and live in Hartford, CT for five days in the summer.  During this week they will serve the community, learn about poverty, experience racial reconciliation, and build relationships with the wider body of Christ." The Hartford Project through WEFC is open to students entering 9th grade through graduated seniors. To register a student for THP, go here.  Password: summer2017access. Be sure to select Student Early Bird.