On Sunday night, February 9, at 6:00 there will be an interest meeting for both youth and parents of LCOS on this year’s Summer Mission Trip (SMT) to North Carolina. Any youth who will be 16 or older by July 11, 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 11-18 and the group looks forward to working again with the Winston-Salem Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County in North Carolina.
Over the last 12 years participants have framed the floors, walls and roofs, installed siding and porch railings, built a handicap ramp, large sheds, paint- ed doors and trim, landscaped, and even shingled a roof! This HFH chapter has their own volunteer lodge that houses up to 20 male and 20 female participants and last year we had plenty to do on the jobsite with very experienced construction leaders. There will be a major fundraiser in April or May to defray the required $150/participant donation to HFH that goes toward building materials. The group is limited to 30 teens and six adults to insure sufficient work for the number of workers.
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, February 9 at 6:00pm and find out how.
Due to the extreme popularity of this trip in the Haddonfield High School the trip has previously become full before members had a chance to sign up, which is why the meeting on Feb 9 is for LCOS members only. There will also be second Information Night on Sunday, February 23 for any youth interested in attending regardless if they are members of Our Savior or not. If you have friends who are interested tell them about the Feb 23 meeting.