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Serve the Cherokee Through Word & Deed

You're Invited!

The 2017 summer mission weeks have been filled. Fall dates are available.

A “family friendly” mission where all ages are welcome, Cherokee is an excellent place for a first-time missions experience. Teams are encouraged to return several years in succession in order to build and deepen their relationship and witness to the Cherokee people.


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TRIP INFORMATION

MTW serves the Cherokee tribe through Word and Deed ministry. Backyard Bible clubs, vacation Bible schools, sports/day camps, community visitation and senior citizen centers are among the many avenues through which teams can minister.

Elderly Ministry
Children Ministry
Construction
Community Outreach
Youth Ministry

LOW RISK(western country or major city in developing world)

RISK

CHALLENGE LEVEL 1: junior high age and up; no language barriers; minimal cross-cultural setting; no missions experience required.

CHALLENGE

COST

TBA

AIRFARE

Not Included
678-823-0004 x2325

Risk Factor: LOW RISK (western country or major city in developing world)

Challenge Level: 1-junior high age and up; no language barriers; minimal cross-cultural setting; no missions experience required.

Trip Dates
2017

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Ministry Description
Tell me more about the ministry!

MTW's church plant, Grace Community Church of Cherokee, along with short-term teams serve the Cherokee tribe through word and deed ministry. Backyard Bible clubs, vacation Bible schools, sports/day camps, community visitation and senior citizen centers are among the many avenues through which teams can minister. Teams may also choose to be involved in relational evangelism through repair of homes and buildings.

Culture / People
Culture / People

The Eastern Band of Cherokee are the remnant of those left behind when their families and friends were removed to Oklahoma in 1838 on the tragic “Trail of Tears”. From that remnant of 1000, there are now over 14,000 enrolled in the Eastern Band with over 12,000 living on the 60,000 beautiful acres of reservation. Like most Native American tribes, the Cherokee have always been a spiritual people. But unlike many tribes, they traditionally worshipped the Great Spirit, one God. 

Project Vision and Goals
How do short-term teams help?

The Great Smoky Mountains in NC is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. MTW Missionaries Scott and Ruth Hill and Norman and Julie Beck, along with their children, live in and serve the Cherokee community and are assisted by the work of short-term teams. A “family friendly” mission where all ages are welcome, it is an excellent place for a first time missions experience. Teams are encouraged to return several years in succession in order to build and deepen their relationship and witness to the Cherokee people. 

Lodging and Food
Where do teams stay?

Teams stay at Norman Maney Rec Park which MTW leases from the Cherokee tribe. This serves as the ministry center for Grace Community Church of Cherokee and includes 10+ acres with cabins (air-conditioned), two bathhouses, and sites available for RVs and tents. Teams need only bring bedding (sheet/blanket or sleeping bag) and pillow. Meals are served in the dining hall where teams help with serving and clean up. Like all mountain communities, the weather is unpredictable. Nights are often cool even when the day is quite warm.

Transportation
How will teams get around?
Cherokee is approximately 3 hours northwest of Atlanta, Ga., 1.5 hours west of Asheville, NC, and 2 hours southeast of Knoxville, Tenn. Teams will need to provide their own transportation to/from Cherokee and during the project.

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