Youth can apply for 2015 Mission of Peace to India by June 2

An exciting opportunity to visit and learn about India as part of a Mission of Peace delegation is still available—for two more weeks—to EPA Conference youth who wish to experience this journey of a lifetime.  The April deadline to apply has been extended to June 2; and while the estimated $5,000 cost may seem daunting to many, fundraising assistance is available.

Photo: Participants on the 2014 Mission of Peace to South Africa, included Bishop Peggy Johnson and three EPA Conference youth.

Conference Youth and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator Matthew Davis announces that any youth members who want to join the Northeastern Jurisdiction Council on Youth Ministries Mission of Peace to India—from Dec. 28 to Jan. 15, 2015—should read the introductory cover letter and information for youth, and then complete the application and submit it to him by no later than June 2.  Approved applicants will be interviewed in early June, and up to four may be selected to go.

Youth who are chosen for the mission must raise the nearly $5,000 needed for travel, accommodations and activities. While their local churches should help them raise the funds, Davis said he and others would also be able to provide valuable advice and contacts to assist the youth in that challenge. “It is doable for any youth who are committed and willing to make the effort,” he said. Contact Davis for more information and to offer your assistance at or 484-762-8212.

Three EPA Conference youth members, along with Bishop Peggy Johnson, were part of the most recent NEJ Mission of Peace to South Africa (see photo above), returning Jan. 15. Adrienne Newcomer spoke last Saturday to the EPA Annual Conference about her journey, calling it “a life-changing experience that every young person would be blessed to have.”

–John Coleman, EPA Conference Communications Director