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Floyd County Kentucky

July 25-30

This summer we will be partnering with World Servants missions organization. World Servants comes alongside communities by addressing four primary areas of sustainable community development with an emphasis on children and families. All of their trips are long-term connections that utilize teams to assist in bringing Health, Education, Faith and Economic help to each location.

We are working in Wheelwright, located in the eastern part of the state of Kentucky in the Appalachian mountain range in Floyd County. Kentucky is part of the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountain Range. It has a rich cultural heritage beginning with the mound-building Adena Indians, through the civil war, to the coal camps that sprang up and faded as fast as the coal could be mined. The region is now a center for art and music through the Mountain Arts Center. This area has many aspects of beauty from its lush wooded mountains to its colorful inhabitants that call this their home. With all of the beauty of the mountainous landscape there are mountains of challenges that the communities and families face daily. The median income for a household in this area is $14,808 and about 40% of the population lives below the poverty line. The needs can range from roofs leaking, homes needing insulation, and families struggling to provide the basic necessities.
Be sure to use the designation "KENTUCKY MISSIONS TRIP"

What are we doing?

All World Servants short-term trips have 3 main components:
  • Construction: building or repairing homes, churches, community centers, etc
  • Outreach: kids club, sports camp, home visits, women’s ministry, etc
  • A focus on helping participants process their experiences through reflection, experiential learning exercises and discussion.
The daily schedule will vary by trip type but will allow for quiet time, construction and outreach, 3 meals, evening program, small group break-out time, free time and any possible community events during the week.

Teams will work alongside the community; improving living conditions and opening doors to share Jesus. The majority of the mission week will be spent on home renovation projects. Most of the homes we encounter are in disrepair and will benefit from the work of loving hearts and hands. Projects can include roofing, vinyl siding installation, windows and doors, constructing a wheel chair ramp, giving an elderly person easy access to their home, building a deck, painting and general clean up. You will learn about the Appalachian culture with its strong emphasis on family values. By participating in outreach events such as Kids’ Club (VBS), Mega Sports Camp and community outreach cookouts, you’ll build relationships as you interact with the people in the community.
Be sure to use the designation "KENTUCKY MISSIONS TRIP"

How to Pray For Us

Our Mission: pray for the people we will serve that we will be a wonderful blessing to them and that we will be able to share the gospel with them through our actions and our words. 

Growth: pray that each of the students (and leaders) will grow in Christ through this challenges of this trip. 

Safety: pray that our work environments may be accident free and that our travels will be safe.

Funds: pray that God will provide, financially, for us to go on this trip. 

Our Timeline

May 16th
  • First meeting
  • Deposit due
  • Introduced to support raising

May 20th
• Send your support letter drafts to Zach for proofreading May 26th
• Mail our support letters
 
June 27th
• Attend meeting two
 
July 10th
• If you were asked to prepare a testimony/song/game/talk, have it ready
 
July 11th
  • Attend meeting three (parents required)
  • Sign all paperwork in the presence of a Notary (part of meeting)
  • Start devotional guide

July 23-24th
• Pack your bags
Be sure to use the designation "KENTUCKY MISSIONS TRIP"