Break on Impact
Every spring break, members of the Covenant community participate in Break on Impact, spreading across the globe to serve and learn about cross-cultural ministries. This year, Covenant students, faculty, and staff members are off to London, England; Clarkston, Georgia; and the Yakama Indian Reservation.
Clarkston, Georgia, has been a haven for refugees since the 1990s. These refugees, however, often struggle to make their way in a new country with little or no connections. Partnering with World Relief and Mission to the World, this team of Covenant students hopes to better understand the challenges refugees face during the resettlement process and to learn how the church can be the hands and feet of Christ in welcoming strangers to our country. The trip will involve worship with a church plant in the refugee community, several days of entering into the experience of a refugee family, and opportunities to engage in service with the community.
London, United Kingdom
With over 300 languages spoken and citizens and immigrants from a myriad of ethnic backgrounds, London is among the most diverse cities in the world. The team from Covenant will be partnering with a group that has been working in London since 1990, with a particular focus on evangelism and church planting in the South Asian community. In addition to learning about the different cultures and religions of the communities of Southall and Harrow, the team will be active in engaging in conversation on the street and visiting door to door to help the local church make connections in the community.
Yakama Indian Reservation
This team will work with Sacred Road Ministries on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington. They desire to lovingly respond to the physical, emotional, and social needs of the Yakama in order to address their deeper spiritual need. This team will be assisting Sacred Road by reaching out to the children of the Reservation by leading afternoon Bible clubs and participating in a variety of work projects on homes needing repair.
Says Christiana Fitzpatrick, special programs and mentoring coordinator: “Please pray for hearts that are focused on the triune God and serving him, for opportunities to share the gospel in word and deed, for safety in travel and throughout the week, and for humble interactions with each other and those they work alongside.”