South Dakota (Trip is full) - 2021

South Dakota is a beautiful land with diverse landscape. From the open eastern prairies, to the majestic western Black Hills. Home to Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, and rich Native American culture, South Dakota abounds with opportunity to reach a people that are unaccustomed with Pentecost. Come help establish a new church plant in the state of South Dakota and be part of an opportunity to experience a unique mission field within North America. At NAYC 19, Pastor Mark Brown challenged all of us with, “There is the Lad…”  Now, he is asking you to bring your talents and come partner with him in South Dakota to impact this growing district!  


North America


August 2 - August 9, 2021





COVID Vaccine

Not Required

Your Hosts

Mark & Jordan Brown

Mark & Jordan Brown

Your Chaperone

Jordan & Laura Grindle

Jordan & Laura Grindle

Jordan and Laura Grindle pastor Calvary Tabernacle in Alto, TX and have served the Texas District as Youth President for the last 5 years. Jordan holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and Laura earned an Associates of Arts in Music from Texas Bible College. They have 3 beautiful children - Payton, Baylor, and Jentry.

Seneatha Clayton

Seneatha Clayton

Seneatha Clayton fell in love with missions the summer after high school on her first trip to Central America. When asked by the UPCI Youth Ministries to serve in the AYC ministry, Seneatha saw this as an opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to serve with youth across North America on the mission field was a dream come true! Seneatha graduated from Missouri State University with her bachelor of science degree in accounting and plans to finish her master’s degree in the future. Along with her love for numbers, she enjoys volunteering, event planning, and all types of travel. She has served on different leadership teams in administration, Bible Quizzing, and other areas revolving around youth ministry. As a young person, her life was impacted by youth ministry and the people involved, so she takes every opportunity to pour back into the youth of today

Serve Project

Outreach in the community for a new church plant


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