On Sunday night, March 5, at 6:30 there will be an interest meeting for both youth and parents on this year’s Summer Mission Trip (SMT) to North Carolina. Any youth who will be 15 or older in 2017, along with his/her parents, is encouraged to attend this highly informational meeting about an event that has literally changed the lives of youth and adults participating. The dates for the SMT are scheduled for July 8-16 and the group looks forward to working again with the Goldsboro-Wayne Habitat for Humanity in Goldsboro North Carolina.
Over the last 10 years participants have framed the floors, walls and roofs, installed siding and porch railings, built a handicap ramp, large sheds, painted doors and trim, landscaped, and even shingled a roof!. We typically stay in a church or ministry related building, sleeping on the floor and making our own meals while also enjoying some fun time in the evening. We hold one or two fundraisers prior to departure in order to make a donation of $1,500-$2,500 as a gift to HFH that goes toward building materials.
Parents ought to consider also participating regardless of your construction skills. Some adult volunteers have shopped and cooked rather than be on the jobsite, which greatly facilitates our time after work for devotions and fun activities. As mentioned above, it is a life changing event for any and all who participate. Come out on Sunday night, March 5 at 6:30pm and find out how.