Northern Ireland - Spring Break - St. Patrick’s Day
March 10 - March 18
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 th – Come to Ireland to serve and celebrate during this special holiday. In fact, you’ll get to retrace the steps of St. Patrick and learn the story of how Christianity was brought to Ireland.
On this trip, Engage has the awesome opportunity to partner with Richie Shilliday who is the founder and director of RIOT (Revival In Our Town). Through various programs, RIOT aims to be an extension of the love of Jesus by building a healthy community and being a place of safety and encouragement for the local youth. Its Youth Center is open to provide after-school hang-out or tutoring, specialty classes on subjects such as youth leadership and suicide awareness, and drop-in evenings for fun and worship.
Though Northern Ireland is believed to have a strong Christian influence, only a small percentage of the population has an active walk with Christ. Few teens claim to be Christians. Throughout this experience, you will be an advocate of RIOT and will help facilitate the Youth Center hang out times when its doors are open. You will go on a prayer walk through Tollymore Forest—the forest where C.S. Lewis played as a kid and got his inspiration for Narnia. Ultimately, through the component of prayer, you will participate in the movement of the Spirit across this beautiful country that is so rich in culture and history.
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