MISSIONS PROGRAMS

At Northside Christian College we encourage our families to support a number of charities throughout the year.  Our students across the entire school community actively participate in a range of fund raising activities for specific charity events.

VIETNAM VENTURES – Mission Team 2015

In November-December 2015 we have a group of senior secondary students travelling to Vietnam to work in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse on what will be a life transforming Mission Trip.

NOV26 GROUP AIRPORT MELBNOV27 Arrive VietnamNOV28 Sight Seeing Cruise 8 NOV29 Ho Chi MinhNOV29 Hanoi Vietnam Museum b NOV29 Hanoi Vietnam Museum  NOV28 Sight Seeing Cruise 6NOV30 Group LARGE Samaritans PurseNOV30 VocTrSchool PUPPETS

Below: Goods donated in Australia that will be distributed in our Team’s visit.

NOV29 Goods to Give Away b

Below: Our team tries their hand at making Rice Paper Rolls at a Vocational Training School in Hoa Sua

NOV30 VocTrSchool Rice Paper Rolls cNOV30 VocTrSchool Rice Paper Rolls b NOV30 VocTrSchool Rice Paper Rolls

Below: Our Team headed to Lai Chau Orphanage to help run English class activities, assist prepare meals, help with general maintenance,  were able to provide some sports uniforms for the children and plenty of fun games and singing activities.

DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH Welcome DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH ENG LessonDEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 1DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 2DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 3 DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 6 DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 7  DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 13 DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 12 DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 11 DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 15 DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 22DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 8DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 16

DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 18DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 19DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 21DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 24DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 26DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 20

 

DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 27DEC 01 Lai Chau ORPH 28

UPDATE 2-3/12
Our team spent the day at Pa Tan Kindergarten; puppeteering, teaching English and music skills, doing various crafts and playing active games like skipping and tunnel ball with the children there. 

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DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 1 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 2  DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 3DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 4 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 5 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 6 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 7 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 8 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 9 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 10 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 11 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 12 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 13 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 14 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 15 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 16 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 17 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 18 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 19 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 20 DEC02 Pa Tan Kinder 21

Visiting other Samaritan’s Purse Projects on the way back to Sa Pa
DEC02 Medic Ctr Group DEC02 Medic Ctr 2 DEC02 Medic Ctr 1 DEC02 Medic SP Project GROUP
Below: 1. 2. Some of the beautiful sights along the CatCat Trail 3.Standing in front of the Chinese border
1. DEC03 CatCat Trail2. DEC03 CatCat Trail 1
3.DEC03 City China Brdr
FINAL UPDATE 4-8/12
The final days in Vietnam were in many ways the highlight of the trip for our team.  On Friday they had the opportunity, along with staff from Samaritan’s Purse, to distribute shoe boxes as part of the Operation Christmas Child.  This was an amazing experiencing for all involved.  The Northside Christian College community had been involved in supplying goods for many of these gifts earlier this year and fundraising for their freight to Vietnam.
The Team also had the chance for some final sight seeing and attended Church (in the middle of a torrential downpour) on their final Sunday before preparing for the journey home to Melbourne.

 

Northside Christian College Mission Team with members of Samaritan's Purse on a day of distributing Operation Christmas Child gift boxes over a number of locations.

Northside Christian College Mission Team with members of Samaritan’s Purse on a day of distributing Operation Christmas Child gift boxes over a number of locations.

DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 37DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 38

Operation Christmas Child: Ana

Operation Christmas Child: Ana

DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 18

Operation Christmas Child: Matilda

Operation Christmas Child: Matilda

Operation Christmas Child: Emily

Operation Christmas Child: Emily

Operation Christmas Child: Nicole

Operation Christmas Child: Nicole

Operation Christmas Child: Mr Andrew Leslie

Operation Christmas Child: Mr Andrew Leslie

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Operation Christmas Child: Chelsie

Operation Christmas Child: Chelsie

DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 29

Operation Christmas Child: Jarryd

Operation Christmas Child: Jarryd

Operation Christmas Child: Lydia

Operation Christmas Child: Lydia

DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 24 DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 23

Operation Christmas Child: Ana

Operation Christmas Child: Ana

DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 19 DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 21

Operation Christmas Child: Matilda

Operation Christmas Child: Matilda

DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 16DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 14

Operation Christmas Child: Arun

Operation Christmas Child: Arun

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Operation Christmas Child: Ana

Operation Christmas Child: Ana

 

 

DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 09DEC04 OP XMAS CHILD 11

DaNang: Sight seeing DEC05 DaNang Sightsee 01

DEC05 DaNang Sightsee 04DEC05 DaNang Sightsee 03DEC05 DaNang Sightsee 02DEC07 Guide SAM

DaNang: Sight seeing

DEC06 DaNang Church 04

DEC06 DaNang Church 03DEC06 DaNang ChurchDEC06 DaNang Church 02