Our Lady of Victory Youth Group believes short term youth mission trips can bring life change to youth, a community and the Church. Within a relatively short period of time, your own life and a stranger’s life can be powerfully changed through the desire to give to a community. Your presence during a mission trip speaks more than a thousand words through your simple love and willingness to serve. The youth group believes in Jesus and in listening to other’s life stories and in bringing our stories together to transform hearts; a mission trip is the perfect time to tell those stories.There are countless physical and spiritual needs in communities today – in your own backyard, across the country, in big cities in small towns and across borders. Short term missions are a means to visualize needs in other communities and bring that recognition back to serve in your own home. After week spent in service, you will leave transformed from the love, strength and resilience you find in those you meet. Short term missions are often more life changing and impacting for participants than those you came to serve! We believe that the teens should be occupied and staying of the streets. Staying off the streets If kids are playing sports then there is a significant amount of time that they do not have the ability to be out getting into trouble. I also believe that kids that play sports are also trying to stay out of trouble so that they can continue to play and not be suspended from the team.