YM Link on Mission mobilizing students to serve in Huntsville, Indianapolis

A team works during the 2023 YM Link on Mission in Huntsville

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Josh Meadows said he gets excited about YM Link on Mission each year because it’s a chance to introduce students to missions.

But this year there’s double the reason to be excited — they’re expanding to two sites.

Teams will serve in Huntsville June 17-22 helping homeowners with repairs. But students will also serve in Indianapolis June 4-9 helping churches do outreach as part of the Crossover event leading up to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

“The heart is that it would be an introduction to missions and to stepping outside your comfort zone and serving others,” said Meadows, student ministry strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. “We do these trips in a way where it is simple, it is ready made and the bivocational church leader can bring their students if they can get off work for a week.”

‘Something bigger’

In Huntsville, students will help put siding and roofs on houses and share the gospel with the people around them.

“We mobilize these students to have conversations with homeowners but also prayer walk in the neighborhood and have conversations with people,” Meadows said. “Then at night, we have worship like we would if they were at a big youth camp.”

They get the feel of going away to camp for less than half the price, he said.

In Indianapolis, “it’s going to be more of Bible study and opportunities to share the gospel and help church plants, but it’s an opportunity to go and be a part of something much bigger,” Meadows said.

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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.

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