We (Julie, Kaitlyn, Abbey, Matthew, and Anthony) are gonna go show the love of Jesus by rebuilding some homes near Charleston, West Virginia during Spring Break in April 2018. These homes were ravaged by torrential rains, flooding, and mudslides in 2016. The recovery effort has been ongoing but is far from complete. We’ve gone on similar work mission trips the last 3 years and discovered IT’s A BLESSING TO BE A BLESSING !!!
The registration fee for all of us to participate is $550, and with incidental costs we are anticipating a total cost of at least $700. We are committing $300 of our own money and hope to raise the $400 balance.
Your prayers are needed too… for us, our travels & safety, the organizer’s of this trip, and for the folks we will be reaching.
The trip is coordinated by Westwood CRC (and Red Arrow ministries, a church plant of theirs). The agency Westwood works with is World Renew… they are the ones who connect a group of people (the 60+ Kalamazoo area people going on our trip) with the folks already working in a particular area (West Virginia this year).
The funds we raise are being collected by our church. They will then been sent to Westwood at the appropriate time. The main costs of the trip for individuals going are gas and food, but supplies and tools are a need also.