Take SMO Home
Missions and outreach isn’t something you only practice one week during the summer at SMO; you can reach out to your community at any time! We talked with Shawn Clark, the Snowbird Missions and Outreach director, about fun ideas for your next mission and outreach project:
“It’s easy to serve locally with your youth group. You can do things like serving widows and those in foster care, families in need, serving in your downtown area, or you can even do something as simple as delivering firewood. You don’t have to start a huge construction project to serve others, though you can always do that too! No matter which you choose, the most important part of any outreach project is to always seek to use these avenues to share the Gospel.
If you’re also teaching throughout the project, it would be good to teach on Matthew 22:37-39, “You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Shawn recommends the following books:
- Let The Nations Be Glad – John Piper
- When Helping Hurts – Brian Fikkert
- Ordinary: How To Turn Your World Upside Down – Tony Merida
Shawn Clark, Snowbird Missions and Outreach (SMO) director, was SWO’s first hired full-time staff member. Coming on board in 2000, he served as maintenance and grounds supervisor until the inception of Snowbird’s year-round missions program in 2005. A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, Shawn coordinates and oversees mission groups and projects, ensuring everyone served by SMO is cared for throughout the year.