We’ve been talking for a number of weeks about our upcoming Spring Break House Build Trip with 1MISSION (March 28 – April 2, 2016). We had a good turnout for our information meeting that took place a little over a week ago. We are now nearing the deposit deadline of December 13. That will give us a good idea of how many are planning to participate and will allow us to begin firming up travel plans.
I posted some general information a couple of weeks ago regarding our Information Meeting. That gives a general overview of our schedule, travel plans and approximate cost. If you haven’t had a chance to look at the Information Packet, it is available to view and download on our church website.
Here are some other facts about what we will be accomplishing through our build trip.
The family we will be serving has already volunteered over 200 hours to their community. These hours have included building houses for their neighbors, volunteering with local organizations and participating in community development programs. A few weeks before the trip we will receive a family biography which will include information about the family.
We will be working alongside local volunteers and community members who have come together in cooperation to improve their community.
Here’s a fun fact for you: We won’t use any power tools! Why? The house construction is a community project involving
inexperienced people of all ages. The goal is to involve everyone in a fun and safe manner. So, if you are intimidated by the construction process, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t have to mess with power tools.
The House Build Trip will be a new and unique experience. It is open to high school students and older. Check out the information and feel free to make contact if you have questions.