MISSIONS 2022 – APPALACHIA
God called us to be salt and light to the world. Our own country is in need of that as much as any other. How might God use you? Are you willing to find out?
The Appalachian region is an amazing place for ministry. It is an area rich in natural resources and beautiful landscapes. The people of Appalachia are incredibly humble, yet equally proud of their heritage and lifestyle. They are a hard-working, close-knit, family-first, hospitality-oriented group of people. The Appalachian people not only have to battle the geographical isolation of their location, but their hardship has been perpetuated by the large loss of jobs due to the decline of mining, steel, and several manufacturing industries. The shortage of gainful employment has led to severe poverty in many communities, and as a result, the effects of substance abuse, food insecurity, and homelessness has taken its toll. The hearts of many people have been fractured, and “hopelessness” is an all-too-common term used by many.
When: Summer 2022
Saturday, August 6 –Saturday, August 13
Where: Exact location TBD based on team size and abilities. Most likely near Charleston, WV.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
We will be serving alongside local churches and ministries
primarily in rural areas. Serving may include community
outreach, children’s ministry, small construction projects, home visits and much more.
COUNT THE COST
$100 to be included with application (refundable if application not accepted)
$250 due 02/01/22
$250 due 04/01/22
$195 balance due 06/01/22
$795 total cost (includes transportation, food & lodging)
High school student or older.
Middle school student with participating parent.
Families encouraged to participate together.