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Mission Trip - Summer, 20092008 Mission Team

Youth Group Mission Trip to West Virginia


Again for the 4th year in a row Clifton Park Center Baptist will send a team to West Virginia to bring the love of Christ to people in need.  This year there are 12 individuals traveling on Saturday June 27th.  Pictured to the right is the 2008 team.  Below are are some details of the trip and what our team will do.


Decades ago, the New River Gorge was a thriving mining area. By the late 1960s, Oak Hill had even become one the 20 largest cities in West Virginia…though the community retains a small-town character and is largely composed of residential neighborhoods. Many of these neighborhoods were developed in the early 1900s around coal-mining operations. These West Virginians are a strong people who have contributed much to this nation's success. Now, many have been left behind with disabilities and Black Lung disease. They deserve decent housing, not the (often-found) run-down coal camp houses, and dilapidated trailers. This is where your group can really help. Your experience will be rich and historical, as you make new friends whom you'll never forget and make real, practical differences in someone's life.



Typical Day: A "typical" day involves serving others, "God Sightings", daily devotions, and inspirational/interactive worship programs. Your daily schedule will look similar to this:


6:45 a.m. Rise and shine!

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and gather supplies for the day

8:00 a.m. Morning program

8:30 a.m. Leave for project sites and serve at project locations

3:30 p.m. Return to lodging site for clean-up and free time

5:00 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Evening program, youth group devotions, free time, prep for bed ed

11:00 p.m. Lights out


Nature of Projects: You and your group will provide home repairs at no cost for elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged people that need your help. Project crews typically serve the same resident for the entire week, creating an environment where meaningful relationships develop. And, most projects are designed to be completed during the week, allowing your group to experience the satisfaction of a job well done. You’ll serve the needs of others through projects like... Interior and exterior painting Building or repairing porches and wheelchair ramps Building or repairing steps Weatherization and other home repairs

Project Crew Structure: Typically, you’ll work at a home in small teams (five-six teenagers with one or two adults) helping someone who needs—and appreciates—your help. Each crew member is valuable part of the team fulfilling an important and defined role within the crew. You and your group will make new friends while serving on project teams with people from other churches. Or, if you desire, we can keep you together with people from your own group…just let the Registration team know so we can make proper arrangements.





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