St George Mission Trip

In the last week of Term 1 Year 9 leaders and Year 10 students had the privilege to embark on a mission trip to St George. We lead daily devotionals, shared our personal testimonies and some of the students lead worship in youth and church services. We also served people in the community by cleaning their gardens and visiting farms; helping out wherever we were needed. A highlight for me personally was connecting with the people in St George on a deeper level and learning about the way they live their lives compared to mine. Another highlight was being able to encourage and lead the kids for praise and worship at the youth services we organised. Seeing them having fun and dancing with their friends, as well as pouring out their hearts in worship to God. Overall, I loved and enjoyed every aspect of the mission trip and can’t wait for the next one. It was so humbling and gratifying.  

Naomi Sweeney

Doubtless, no one who attended the 2022 St George Missions Trip can say that, after having disembarked from the final 8-hour bus trip,  they remain the same bright-eyed Year 9 or 10 students who sprung onto the bus on day one. Between the hours of 9 am on Thursday 31 March and 5 pm on Monday 4 April 2022, a small group of students hailing from years 9 and 10 were submerged fully into the impromptu frenzy of activity that is a King’s Missions Trip. Students engaged in some local farm work, 3 church services, with opportunities to contribute at every turn, testimonials and daily devotionals, the operation and observation of how to operate some farm machinery and the chance to contribute some of our time to improving the quality of life and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who may find themselves in a rather more precarious situation than we are accustomed to. The trip was an insight into rural Australia, an opportunity for  Kings High School students to fully immerse themselves in a way of life that they may not have ever witnessed before; an opportunity to engage the senses once more, to experience the full wonder and majesty of this wondrous planet. It was also an opportunity to reflect on what we do have and to be inspired by that hardworking spirit that built this country into a place we are proud to call home.

Emmanuel Mina Montalvo Wu