From South Africa to Kenya to Ghana
Brent and Julie Walsh have recently returned from an African mission trip and have prepared a detailed photographic tour with coverage of the entire journey.
We have been blessed with the connections we’ve made: from building homes with the Navajo Nation to reaching out to communities in Sudan who seek our partnership. As we continue our commitment to these projects, we are also looking ahead — to Guatemala. We anticipate that we will be helping kids in an orphanage and school called Precious Moments, helping kids in an HIV orphanage called Madre Maria Vittelo, and building homes for a population where nearly 75% are below the poverty line and live in homes made from corn stalks, with dirt floors.
If you become a regular giver of this congregation, and help us reach our “budget step three” goal, we can begin our ministry to Guatemala.
2012 Navajo Nation Mission Service Trip
We’ll be traveling to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico September 15–22, to share the love of Christ by building new homes for Navajo families who are in great need. The home building project includes activities such as framing, drywall, insulation, painting, and flooring.
The total cost of participation for this trip is $875 per person, which includes airfare, ground transportation, food, and lodging. Thanks to the generosity of the congregation and the growth of our Missions program, the church will be able to fund part of the trip cost ($400) for each participant.
If you are interested in going on this trip, please plan to attend a short interest meeting on Sunday, March 25 at 12:45 pm. Applications will be available at the meeting or by email request to Sally Rankin.
We will be working with the Southwest Indian Foundation (SWIF) in Gallup, New Mexico. We will stay at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center, just a few miles from SWIF.