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Joni & Friends Family Retreat

Joni and Friends Southeast MI is in need of volunteers for the Center Lake Family Retreat! 

We're looking for volunteers, or "Short Term Missionaries" (STMs), who have a heart for serving families affected by disability with Christ-like encouragement and friendship. As an STM, you'll receive on-site training - no prior experience required!

During this local mission trip opportunity, you'll be the hands and feet of Jesus to burdened families in a beautiful wooded setting on Center Lake. STMs generally serve as "buddies" to the campers with a disability and accompany them to the morning programming, afternoon recreation, and evening activities. We're also looking for STMs for support roles, such as nurse, behavioral specialist, Hair Stylists, Massage Therapists, etc.

In the mornings, children and youthful adults attend a VBS and youth-group style program while adults have their own time of spiritual nourishment and fellowship. In the afternoons, STMs accompany families to all the activities including boating, swimming, fishing, and crafts. STMs also attend exciting events in the evening with the families such as a heart-warming Talent Show and a Western Night (complete with a petting farm and square dancing). STMs also eat meals with the families.

When: June 16-21, 2019
Where: Tustin, MI at The Kettunen Center, just outside of Cadillac, MI
Cost: $465 per person, which includes lodging, food, and training (Scholarships Available)

Registration opens January 15, 2019

Need more information?

Email or call Alyssa Curtis at:

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