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The longer I live here and the more I network with non-profit organizations, the more I really what a cool town Las Vegas is to live in. Take for example the Neon Museum. Ever wondered where the old casino signs in Las Vegas have gone? They need to go somewhere as this city has so many lights!

The “Neon Boneyard” has over 150 signs on their lot and is a great place to see the rich history of signage that Las Vegas has. This museum is only available to the public through guided tours. Check it out and see all the different signs Las Vegas has had in the past.

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In a previous post I listed a variety of different activities to do in Las Vegas. In relation to Week of Hope, these are fun-filled, family-friendly activities that are perfect for adults, teenagers, or children. Well today I have another awesome opportunity for this summer and it happens to be just down the road from the lodging facility.

Cowabunga Bay is slated to open Memorial Day weekend 2013. This will be just in time for the start of camp for the upcoming summer. Some of you may have heard of this water park before. In fact, there is one in Draper, Utah. Add this to my previous list of activities to participate in this summer and you will not be disappointed.

St. Jude’s Ranch, in Boulder City, is another organization Week of Hope partners with each summer in Las Vegas. We have been enjoying volunteering for a few weeks each year cleaning up the campus, updating databases, and so on. It has truly been a blessing helping out this organization.

This Christmas, St. Jude’s has organized their 6th Annual Night of Lights celebration at their campus. Admission is FREE, however, if you would like to purchase a wrist band that includes dinner and festivities the cost is $25, with children under 3 free. Come support an amazing organization this Christmas.

A few times each year, Women’s Resource Medical Center of Southern Nevada kicks off a Baby Bottle Campaign to help fund their center. They are in the Las Vegas Valley to share the love of Jesus Christ by educating people about abortion and help those in need. They provide free ultrasounds, counseling, and support to those who are looking for someone to embrace them.

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Volunteers from Week of Hope Las Vegas have come out the past two summers to help the center with their efforts. Painting, sorting and cleaning the bottles, among other things. It’s time to get ready for 2013. Continue to support this ministry in prayer and please consider hosting a Baby Bottle Campaign at your church or business.

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am. Send me!

One of the many partner organizations who works with Week of Hope in the summers has a wonderful program going on for Christmas 2012. Spread the Word Nevada is putting on the Gift of Reading where people can give donations that help reach at-risk children in the Las Vegas community. Each $10 donation will go to fund a book for a child complete with a sticker memorializing the donation, and a note to the child that your generous gift purchased the book for them. If you are looking to find an extra way to give this Christmas season, this is a fantastic gift idea.

 

The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has become a beacon of Hope to those who have none. Each Thanksgiving they provide meals for those who cannot afford a dinner, or those who will not be having Thanksgiving dinner with their family. I am proud to be a part of a ministry who serves the mission each summer, but this goes beyond what we do in the summer. I would ask that you consider a donation to the Mission to help feed the homeless and those less fortunate for Thanksgiving. Did you know it only takes $2.05 to feed one person and there will be thousands lined up for a warm, hearty meal this next month. Please consider donating today by clicking here to donate.

Week of Hope registration is currently under way for 2013. Group Mission Trips is coming back to Las Vegas for a third summer and I for one am super excited to continue to see life change in this city through service. Service is Faith in action and Week of Hope has touched many organizations, and many people within the last few years. These mission trips have made a positive impact in the Las Vegas community in so many ways. If you are looking for a chance to make a difference in Sin City please consider coming to Las Vegas on a short term mission trip with Week of Hope.