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July 14-23, 2023

GRYM is headed to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, with YoungFriends (a ministry of Let's Start Talking)

...and you can help make that possible!

What is YoungFriends?

Let's Start Talking sends hundreds of short-term missionaries every year to sites all over the world to spread the gospel through the offer of free English lessons.

YoungFriends is the teen branch of this ministry. It allows teens in other countries to learn English, while also having fun and meaningful interactions with Christian teens from the U.S.

Who Is Going?

This mission trip is for current 9th-12th graders of Garden Ridge Youth Ministry who are ready to share their faith and set a godly example.

The group will be led by Trane and Tamara Wyatt (with their kids tagging along) and a handful of adult volunteers from Garden Ridge.

The Rio Mission 2023 Team is:

Brehm, Wayne

Gould, Katherine

Johnson, Neena

Leigh, Chris

Leigh, Stephanie

Selman, David

Selman, Teresa

Wyatt, Trane

Wyatt, Tamara


Conner, Dakota

Harrison, Alora

Haskell, Andrew

Johnson, Brodee

Selman, Brodie

Sloan, Zane

Winters, Cameron

Wyatt, Jadyn

Wyatt, Jordyn

Wyatt, Jace

Zook, Natalie

How to Contribute.

If you would ​like to help the participants achieve their fundraising goal, you can do that in several ways:

1 | Donate online.

CLICK HERE to go to the giving site of the Garden Ridge church of Christ.

In Fund, select "Youth Missions"

In Memo, put the name of the participant.

2 | Donate by check or cash.

Make checks to Garden Ridge church of Christ, and put the participant's name in the memo.

If cash, attach a note indicating which participant the donation is intended for.

3 | Hire a team member.

Notify Trane ( of jobs you'd like done, and we can arrange for one or more team members to do it. Payment can be a contribution to the mission trip, paid according to the online or check/cash instructions above.

4 | Watch for fundraisers.

There will be various fundraising activities and services throughout the year. You can participate in those, as well.

Rio YoungFriends Mission Trip

Select Youth Missions fund and put the team member's name in the memo.

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