Thursday, June 03, 2004

Youth Peace Travel Team Ready For the Summer of 2004

Well, the weather is changing. The temperature is rising and the sun is shining. Here at the Brethren Witness/Washington Office, we’re excited about summer. “Why so excited” you ask? Well, that’s because we have a special announcement to make: the Youth Peace Travel Team for the summer of 2004 is assembled and ready to go!!!

What’s that? You don’t know about the Youth Peace Travel Team? Well, let us fill you in, friend! The Youth Peace Travel Team is a cooperative effort among a number of Brethren programs and agencies. Initiated in 1991 and active every year since, this program assembles a group of four youth/young adults with the goal of visiting Brethren camps throughout the summer. Members are between the ages of 16 and 22, and must apply for a coveted spot on the team. Their goal is to interact with the young campers who are just starting to explore and understand their faith in these glorious wilderness settings. Team members (or “YPTTer’s,” as we like to call ‘em) act as a sort of dynamic, traveling band of Brethren go-getters. They sing, they dance, they play instruments, they talk about faith and the teachings of Christ – hey, they do it all! And this year, we’ve got a great team set up. The Brethren Witness/Washington Office, On Earth Peace, the Youth/Young Adult Office, and the Office of Outdoor Ministries has worked hard to put a great group of young adults together. And without further ado, allow us to introduce the Summer of 2004 Youth Peace Travel Team:

• Jeff McAvoy
• Tiffany Carty
• Matt Witkovsky
• Carrie Fry-Miller

Interested in learning more about the Youth Peace Travel Team? Just give us a call at the Brethren Witness/Washington Office and we’ll keep you up-dated. And hey, all you interested individuals – don’t forget about next year. The summer of 2005 could be when YOU are called to spread the WORD as a part of the Brethren Youth Peace Travel Team!

-Bryan Hissong
source: Witness to Washington March/April/May 2004

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