Mission Trips with Molumby

By Henry Kim

CHS has had a long history of teacher-led mission trips. Students have a required number of volunteer hours to complete each semester, and according to Mr. Conover, these trips are the best way to use them. They are an opportunity to both serve others and connect with God in a unique way. This year, opportunities for such trips have arisen in places such as Costa Rica and Salt Lake City. 

In a recent interview, Mr. Molumby, who heads up our mission trips, stated that “Christian High classrooms only develop a part of a person: the mind. So, I feel that the mission trips allow students the opportunity to not grow the mind, but fill them with moral deeds and give them a message that there are people in need. I want to make a difference to the people. I believe that the impact for the people in need is small, but rather believe that the impact for the students who are going is bigger.” Mr. Molumby also mentioned how world economic value and currency have dropped in poor countries globally, representing an ever-increasing need for service. 

Missionaries are needed all around the world. Their work meets the real needs of real people, which in turn blesses those who do the work. Mission trips can play a role in these efforts if done intentionally.

According to Mr. Molumby, “In order to help those in need, our students in CHS are genuinely trying to make an impact towards their spiritual growth and their relationship with God.” He believes that short-term missions are a great way to represent Christ and our school, and he wants students of all ages to make a difference that helps globally. CHS students who volunteer to go to one of these missionary trips hosted by our school get amazing perks! For example, by going on a mission trip, you could complete your 20-hour volunteer quota with a life-changing experience in third-world countries that can give new insight into people who struggle just to make it through the day. It is genuinely amazing to see how CHS students have the opportunity to make a difference in the global community, drawing attention toward our God. 

The students of CHS have the opportunity to understand what it truly means to be a follower of God, and the privilege to go out and share that with the world. “So why wait? Come and join us on our next missionary trip!”

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  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).


We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.    

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