Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

YCEW Global

ycew-rwanda-poster-no-bleedlines2017 YCEW Global to Rwanda! 

June 25, 2017- July 13, 2017

About YCEW

YCEW- “Youth (and the Young-at-heart) Challenged to Expand their Worldview” is a short-term summer mission trip for high school youth, and adults of all ages in the NWYM of Friends. This year will be the second intergenerational YCEW trip, inviting more adults of all ages to participate, not just the trip’s leaders.

YCEW 2017 will be serving in Rwanda! The team will listen and learn from Friends missionaries and Rwandan Evangelical Friends

The YCEW Rwanda Team is being lead by Tim Burdick from North Seattle. Tim was on the YCEW Bolivia team in 2016. Team members are Rachel Sherwood (Newberg), Bailey Sherwood (Newberg), Barb Mann (Newberg), Katia Reid (Sherwood), Gwen Thomas (Newberg), Maryanna Haines (Caldwell), Arianna Kern (Newberg), Aubrey Koskela (Newberg), David Thomas (Newberg), Chris Flores (Caldwell), and Alandra Thomas (Newberg).

Be praying for the team as they continue to work on their fundraising and prepare to depart in June.

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