North Dakota Leadership Quest “Border to Border”
“Border to Border” is a combined effort of Shepherd’s Hill Retreat, the ND Division of Youth Ministry (LCMS) and Ysleta Mission in El Paso Texas. It is administered state-wide by Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot.
Youth begin their two week experience by building extensive skills at a week long leadership camp in ND then traveling to Anapra, Mexico, where those skills are immediately put into practice relieving the suffering of the poor and needy.
In Anapra , students observe extreme poverty – families with little food, homes of tin and cardboard scrounged from the garbage dumps, families and children waking up each morning covered by sand, water, or dirt, because they live without adequate shelter. North Dakota young leaders learn to take a vital role in changing that, giving hope to families even as they learn the power of serving others.
OSLC Adult Mission Teams
Each year, members from Our Savior Lutheran Church travel to the border town of El Paso, Texas, to partner with Ysleta Lutheran Mission for gospel outreach and missional service to the poor and destitute of the greater Juarez, Mexico area. Shoe clinics, home construction, food distribution, gospel outreach are some of the ways the OSLC Adult Mission Teams have made a difference. Check out these links on the Ysleta Lutheran Mission Site www.ylm.org and www.ylm.org/blog/2011/03/13/onesimos-saga-continues/ that feature the February 2011 team from Our Savior Lutheran Church.