The Y.A.H.W.E.H. Service Team is a group of young men and women who are excited and ready to go out into the world and serve those in need. In the Old Testament, YAHWEH is a sacred and special name for God used to help the ancient Israelites begin to understand and appreciate their unique connection with a God and Lord who both created the universe and cared for them personally. This Team's efforts are designed to help all those who participate deepen their own understanding of the connection that each of us has with God and to, then, go out and do his work in the world. This is why we call ourselves Y.A.H.W.E.H.:
Guided by young adult leaders from our church, the mission of the Y.A.H.W.E.H. Service Team is to begin that work by giving high school age students the chance to go and have firsthand experiences of living out and deepening their faith through serving the poor, the struggling, and those in most need. Simply put, we want to give these students the chance to do the work of YAHWEH, our God.
Below are some pictures and thoughts of our team that went to Martin, KY in the summer of 2018 with Christian Appalachian Project.
“I am going on this trip to help others in need.”
“I want to go on this trip to not only experience what life is like and forge connections with people who have to struggle day in and day out, but to also get my hands dirty while trying to help a family in need.”
“I'm looking forward to this trip because I want to meet and help new people.”
The Team's efforts of providing young adult service opportunities includes a trip from June 22 - 29, 2019 to serve in a poor, rural section of Appalachia. Any high school age members of Saint John Bosco Parish are open to join us. The exact location and organization will be determined based on the amount of registrants.
If you or your child are interested in attending the trip and having an incredible experience of service, please download the Registration Form below and return to the Parish Office by December 30, 2018 with a deposit of $50. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 203-488-1607 or [email protected]