California Youths Discover UCC “Mission Field”

October 01, 2002 | Kathy Marson

Fifteen youths and young adults from the Roseville Adventist Church in California discovered a worthy mission field this summer in the Upper Columbia Conference.

For seven of the past 10 years, youth groups from Roseville have given up approximately two weeks of work or school time to help other churches, schools, and youth camps.

The decision to focus on the Diamond Lake Church in Washington, this year, came after Judy Leeper, mission trip sponsor, spoke with Diamond Lake member Roberta Buck.

Leeper then made an appeal for funds at her home church in Roseville and was able to raise $2,000 for construction supplies.

The team worked in the Diamond Lake area Aug. 2-11, preparing a drainage ditch beside the basement of the church, landscaping, doing concrete work, and painting a new church sign. They also staffed a week- long vacation Bible school program for Diamond Lake and Newport churches.

The team also did some work at the Pend Orielle Valley Adventist School in Oldtown, Idaho. Local members helped the youth enjoy their trip by providing horses and canoes for sightseeing. •