Since 2011, over 85 different Cedar Ridge youth and adults have traveled to Ipala to strengthen our friendship and serve alongside the men, women, and children of this municipality. These have been truly life-changing trips for all involved, and an opportunity for us to continue to empower and learn from community leaders in an effort to promote economic justice.
Our 2018 Partnership Trip took place from July 7-16. Our team of 20 youth and adults spent those days with our partners in Ipala, seeing first-hand the projects Cedar Ridge supports throughout the year, and serving in some practical ways. We played with school children, brought medicines and served food to low-income older adults, visited the homes of many of our scholarship students, painted a mural and built a house alongside workers from the town, helped install cement floors (funded by Cedar Ridge members and friends), as well as met with our partners to review the past year and look to the future.
Thanks to each of you for your generosity, support, and prayers!