Use the Link below to Register for the 2018 Mission Trip!
July 8-14 (Sunday—Saturday)
Estimated departure 12:00 pm on Sunday 7/8
- Monday - Work day
- Tuesday - Work day
- Wednesday - Required Day Off
- Thursday - Work day
- Friday - Work day. Pack up & clean up that night.
- Saturday - Leave as early as realistically possible. 9am?
Before July 1st:
- Register Online
- Sign the WVMAW waiver & return it to church (or Melanie)
- Pay your $250 (ish)
mission trip fundraising
Mission Trips are not a "cheap vacation". We work full days in the summer sun doing manual labor for people who really need the helping hands. During the week we sleep on bunk beds or cots or floors in our sleeping bags. Our group pays a fee per person to help cover building materials and the mission agency. We also have to provide our own food, breakfast, lunch and dinner all week. Then there's the gas money for 6 or 7 carloads of folks to drive the 5 hours to WV.
Last year the total cost for 26 people was $9,000. We raised a total of $2,300. That meant each person on the trip paid $250 per person to work and sweat for a week;) Some families had 3, 4 or 5 people! That's quite and investment in this Mission.
If you are able to make an investment in this Mission, we would greatly appreciate any amount you are able to give. It can be a life changing experience for both the workers and the families in need. You don't need to sweat for a week to be a big part of that blessing - because we couldn't do it without YOU! Thank You for your support and the gift of sending a Youth to be the hands and feet of Jesus where they are needed.
Want to send an email or letter to a few relatives, asking for help in fundraising for the Mission Trip? Here's some good info to include in your request.
Our trip is July 8-14 to Hampden, WV. It is on the WV/Kentucky border in Mingo County, the 2nd poorest county in WV. Need there is tremendous. Poverty is extreme in many places. Unemployment is high. Many children are in need of a safe and dry home, as there are still places not rebuilt from flooding 2 years ago. We can help them with our skills. The cost per person so far is $275. This will go down the more fundraising we do!
We'll stay in the local church with bunk beds, a full kitchen & lounge space. We'll make our own meals. We work a full day M, T, TH & Fri, with a required day off on Wednesday.
Scenes from last year's Mission Trip - 2017...
THANK you to all the people who made this trip possible!
Supportive Families, mission trip participants and fundraising contributors.
We could not have done it without all of you. It takes a lot of hands, feet and hearts to be Christ in the world!
Please keep Larry and Martha in your prayers.