Malta/Morocco

Malta is a small island in the geographic center of the Mediterranean Sea. Out of proportion with its size, Malta has figured heavily in world history. A Bible country, the account of the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck in Acts Twenty Seven and Twenty Eight took place here in about 60 A.D. In 1565, a huge military battle between the Muslim forces of the Ottoman Turks and the Knights of Malta Crusaders took place. In WWII, Malta was the most bombed place on Earth, per square mile, before the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. Your trip will begin in north western Africa, in Morocco! Landing in Casablanca, you will experience being immersed in all things exotic. Wonderful food and great hospitality, you will enjoy soaking up sights and sounds of the North African Arab World. You will visit the Mohammed V Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques. The minaret tower, with two lasers beams that point east at night towards Mecca, is more than six hundred feet high. You will visit the Souk; shopping for souvenirs at it’s peak! The trip includes a one hour train ride from Casablanca, to visit to Morocco’s capital, Rabat. Malta is a quaint mixture of the medieval and the modern; strong traditions of Roman based faith converge with modern ideas. Malta is affluent with a good economy. The people are Mediterranean; food and good times are accentuated, and the locals are very keen on knowing about your country. The UPCI Church Work began as a pioneer effort, and it is blessed of the Lord. You will see where Paul was shipwrecked. You will visit the smaller, second Island of Gozo. Some of the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches you will ever see are in Malta and Gozo. This trip is only for applicants 21 and up.

Region

Europe

Date

July 9 - July 19, 2021

Cost

$3,600

Visa

Yes

Your Hosts

Kirby and Mary Parker

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Kirby and Mary Parker

Your Chaperone

Dustin & Elly Williams

Dustin & Elly Williams

We have been serving God's Kingdom in Poplar Bluff, Missouri for 10 years - as Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor at Bluff City AWC. We also serve as Youth President in Missouri. We have three amazing daughters: Lydia, Julia, and Phoebe.

Kaleb & Ellerie Saucer

Kaleb & Ellerie Saucer

Kaleb and Ellerie Saucer - We have been involved in youth ministry - specifically campus ministry for 11 years. Between the two of us, we have been on a total of 8 AYC trips! Needless to say, we love missions and we love AYC. Currently we live in St Louis, MO, serving as the Campus Ministry International Director and working in the UPCI World Headquarters for the Division of Publications. We recently had our first kid, Easton, and while we will certainly miss him, we are looking forward to spending time with all of you!

Serve Project

Information to come soon!

Testimonials

AYC definitely taught me to remove myself from my comfort zone because there are lost souls that need to be saved! This trip not only helped me but also helped Bro. and Sis. Meyer build a foundation for their home missions church! AYC Portland was definitely a trip to remember!

Alejandra Ramirez | Portland, OR