From March 7-17, 2019 our Missions 10 team will be heading to Teen Ranch. Teen Ranch is a not-for-profit, inter-denominational, Christian Sports Camp and Retreat Facility. Founded in 1967, Teen Ranch specializes in horses, hockey and outdoor adventure programs. Teen Ranch offers a chance for youth to develop stronger relationships and the opportunity to learn new skills as they are challenged in a safe and encouraging environment. Teen Ranch has a concern for the youth of our nation, and encourages guests to develop physically, socially, intellectually and spiritually.
During our trip in March, Teen Ranch will be hosting three different camps. SCA students will be ministering to kids ages 5-16 through drama’s, testimonies, worship, and leading devotions in their cabins.
Ministry: Caledonia Senior Secondary School
Key Contact: Joe Dominguez (High School teacher and coach at Caledonia Senior Secondary School)
Church Partner: Terrace Pentecostal Assembly
Terrace is considered a commercial and central hub of Northwest BC. It is located inland along the mighty Skeena River, which is the second longest river entirely in the province. The city of about 11,500 is surrounded by a full circle of mountains, craggy peaks, small/medium sized rivers, lakes and creeks. Formerly a booming forestry locale, Terrace’s recent mill closures have caused a shift in the economy to mining and tourism. About 24% of the population is aboriginal and 8% are visible minorities, including South Asian and Filipino populations. Many of the youth population are at risk and/or impoverished and have no church background.
Our students were involved in the following areas of ministry:
- Construction of a greenhouse with high school students in Terrace at Caledonia Senior Secondary School
- The majority of our week will be spent partnering and working alongside students from the high school in constructing a greenhouse for their lunch program.
- Indigenous reserve community outreach
- Working in partnership with LAMP ministries
- Local church youth events
- Local community service projects
All students that attended had previous construction experience, whether at last year’s missions trip or in Fred Rempel’s construction classes at SCA. There were many opportunities to share our faith through service, leadership, and speaking.
Church Partner: Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
Our students will be partnering with Youth Unlimited to serve in ministries in the Greater Toronto Area. Some of our ministries will include Commmunity Living North Halton, Wastewise, and Regeneration Outreach Community.
In March 2018, our grade twelves had the experience of going to Teen Ranch in Caledon Village, Ontario. Their they were ministering to the kids who were attending. There were over 10 students attending this missions trip and its successes were undeniable.
Motto (Theme Verse):
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but in actions and in truth.
(1 John 3:18)
Our Leadership program was founded by Mrs. Connie Mycroft and Mr. Leo Pauls in 1998, making it and has adapted over 20 years to officially become the missions program. It began with one class of 20 students and has grown to three classes with a total of about sixty students. Last year Mr. Wes Merta, Mr. Matthias Cheung, and Mr. Matthew Spronk led teams on trips all across Canada, and a total of over 1 000 SCA students and staff have travelled on our teams over these years.