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It is typical, when passing a stranger, to greet them with “How are you doing?” If you don’t ask that question, it is common to acknowledge the person with a head nod, eye contact or smile.
We are known for our hamburgers and pizza, although cuisines will vary depending on what part of the United States you are in. We love to drink coffee on the go. Our large portions may baffle visitors to the States.
It is customary to tip 20% when eating out at a restaurant.
If you love the outdoors and hiking, you need to jump on the Appalachian Trail that traverses 14 states, a distance of 2,140 miles, from Georgia to Maine.
Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a must see.
Your jaw will drop in the spectacular view of Niagara Falls in New York.
Yellowstone, located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, was the first national park in the United States and widely held to be the first national park in the world. Not only will you see the infamous Old Faithful geyser, you’ll experience breathtaking views and wildlife.
Black Mountain, NC
Meet Andrew and Charity. They are leaders in a community in Black Mountain, NC - right outside of Asheville. Their community is centered around helping people follow Jesus in the context of real life and real time—through education and the marketplace. Through worship, pursuit of the liberal arts, professional development, apprenticeships, and life around the table, their community is training and equipping young people to bless the nations.
Partner with Camp Highland! This camp serves thousands of youth, adults, and families each year by providing a thrilling and unique camp experience that awakens a passion for pursuing Christ. Activities within their campground such as rock wall climbing, ropes courses, kayaking, and hiking are used to teach biblical truths and lessons that help to develop leaders, strengthen family units and community, and engage the heart to have an authentic relationship with Christ.
Meet Jonathan and Jessica Cronin! Their REDEEM ministry has a mission to see the end of commercial sexual exploitation through outreach, discipleship, community, and prayer. They serve victims, perpetrators, and the community through street and online outreaches, community partnerships, hotline and safe house programs, and monthly WAR Weekend.
Raising A Voice
Raising A Voice is a ministry that seeks to educate people on the realities of human trafficking therefore prompting action within their community and international partners. They raise up ministries and individuals to help end global sex-trafficking through their one year anti-exploitation internship program. This program gives interns an opportunity to gain experience in serving with their international ministry partners in Argentina, Kenya, and Spain. Within their community in Knoxville, Raising A Voice serves through community outreaches, providing needs for victims, and Christ-focused discipleship.
UNITED Missional Community
Partner with a growing community of like-minded Christ followers whose mission is to serve the Kingdom where they are planted. They serve their community through various partnerships with thrift stores and foster homes as well as create an environment of intentional discipleship and mentorship. They raise up, equip, and train leaders through their Created Institute School, an 18-month Bible study program and an optional 12-month apprenticeship in a skill that will excel and catapult their students into their Kingdom calling.
Work alongside the missionaries of Love INC! Love INC is an independent non-profit organization supported by churches in their community. This organization spreads the love of Christ by ministering and serving the homeless. They meet needs by providing food, clothing, and shelter. They also help transform lives through Christ-centered discipleship, counseling, and job training.
Rock Ministries Calvary Church is located in Kensington Philadelphia, one of the poorest neighborhoods in America known for being a center for drug trade, crime, violence, homelessness, and addiction. It began as a humble boxing and Bible study ministry focusing on the inner city youth. Within the past 18 years, the Rock Ministries has grown to serve this community through several initiatives including their weekly food pantry, drug rehabilitation partnership, community outreaches, men and women safe houses, street cleanups, men and women Bible studies, youth programs, and weekly church services and events. Their desire for building relationships through close discipleship and the love of Christ has given them the opportunity to witness God’s light shining brightly even in this community.