2014 - Detroit
Westgate sent a team to Detroit to work with MACC Development, a gospel-centered community development organization in the 48212 zip code of Detroit. MACC provides sports teams, literacy classes, housing assistance, legal aide and other initiatives, to serve and empower their community. (The executive director is the son of one of Westgate's families.)
2013 - New York City
2012 - Port-au-Prince, HAITI
Port-au-Prince in Haiti, working with Julie and Gerritt VanWagenen (Westgate supported missionaries) at the Haiti Under God girls orphanage, at the Love and Grace Boys Home (Nancy Turner's orphanage), and an orphanage in the town of Leogane. All three of these orphanages were greatly impacted by the earthquake in 2009, and several children are in the orphanages because they lost one or both of their parents. We also expect to work with Pastor Nathan, to do a Vacation Bible School for the children in his church.
2011 - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
During the summer of 2011, the high school team stayed stateside, heading down to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where we helped a family that lost their home to the tornado.
Fundraising - Rent a Teen
Teens are available for you to “rent.” Your prayers are most important, but our teens are also in need of some help with finances. So...
Need help with small jobs around your house?
In the past, we've helped with raking leaves, babysitting, cleaning attics, helping people that are moving, etc. Send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to put in your request. The kids are up for almost anything!
Christmas Goodies Bake Sale
For several years now one of our most successful fund raising efforts for youth missions has been the Christmas Goodies bake sale. In early December we get a number of youth and adults to spend the day at Westgate baking. And the delicious desserts are enjoyed by many in the church without having to spend a lot of time baking!