Detroit/Dearborn, Michigan

This trip is only for applicants 21 and up. Come spend a week in Dearborn- Michigan, home of the largest Muslim and Arab population outside the Middle East. Experience the mission field while living as a religious and ethnic minority in your own country. Learn about the middle eastern culture, and religions and how to witness to immigrants. Walk, shop, and eat with Arabs, both Christians, and Muslims, and share your faith boldly. Enjoy the food and learn few Arabic words. Caution: you might fall in love the culture and develop a burden for Arabs and Muslims!  


North America


June 28 - July 5, 2021





Your Hosts

Shadi & Sam Azar

Shadi & Sam Azar

Your Chaperone

Roger & JoLia Zimmerman

Roger & JoLia Zimmerman

Roger and JoLia Zimmerman serve as the Youth President and wife for the West Virginia and Western Maryland District. They have been involved in youth and young adult ministry for over eleven years, ten of which they have served as Youth Pastor at their local church, Bonnieview Apostolic Ministries. Additionally, JoLia serves as the worship leader in their home church. They have two wonderful children, Josiah and Ella.

Serve Project

Attendees will get the opportunity to serve refugees.


When I left for my AYC trip to Costa Rica, there was no way I could have anticipated what God had in store for me. I left for Costa Rica, hoping to see God perform miracles in the lives of those around me. I never imagined that he also planned on touching my life, and healing the insecurities that I had struggled with for years. It took me flying all the way to Costa Rica to realize something; The God who healed bodies and filled souls with his spirit in Central America, was at work back at my home in Maryland. I left AYC not feeling afraid to go back home, but confident that when I went home, he would be the same God. Since AYC, my faith has been amplified and I know that God is the same, no matter where I am!

Camryn Staten | Costa Rica