6 teens at a dining room table
Teen Mission started as a typical youth group discussion of mission trips.
Of course, the usual ideas were shuffled about, but when a question was posed, the answer took the discussion in a surprising direction.
The question was:
"Why are we excited and willing to go help people around the world,
but we do not help our neighbors and friends right here in Jasper County?"
One teen quietly said: "Well, why not?"
Such was the beginning of Teen Mission. The concepts, format, idea of 'treating it just like a mission trip in another part of the world' was culled directly from the minds of these six teens.
Since then, many Christian ministries, businesses, service organizations, and individuals have partnered with us in this endeavor. The Jasper/Newton foundation has privileged TMJC with a few generous grants and has made it possible for us to expand our efforts... All of this has allowed us to help our neighbors.
From repairs and painting, landscaping and wheelchair ramps TMJC has been privileged to be a part of neighbor caring for their neighbor. The last few years we have held a Community Day, where we sponsor Food Finders and offer other items free to those who those who need it; allowing us to impact many more families in Jasper County.
Our prayer is that this little idea will continue to impact our community and will spur others to do the same.