Summer love…what does that remind you of? Perhaps of long, hot, lazy days by the pool or on a beach (complete with meeting a cute guy or gal ala Grease). Or maybe a song by One Direction or JT (as in Justin Timberlake). For me, last summer created a new summer love—going to West Virginia with my Restoration family. Although a team from Restoration has gone to Philippi, WV for several years, last year was the first time I went and I am so looking forward to going back again this summer (well, minus the downed trees and loss of electricity from the derecho). So many things to look forward to—getting to know people from Restoration better (like did you know that Pastor Erin is an accomplished vinyl-siding installer?), serving the incredibly wonderful people in Philippi (ask the Kenyons who have been to WV on every trip), wicked fun game nights (watch out for the seemingly mild mannered Julie and Grace!), offering helping hands and hearts to the hurting in Philippi (it’s amazing to see Louise and Steve Brooks in action), and putting away cell phones, emails and busyness to listen to the still, small voice of the Lord. What’s not to love?
So what are you doing this summer? Find a new summer love…join us for the WV trip July 3-7. Sure it’s manual labor but it is a refreshing change from sitting at a desk all day. Oh, and construction experience is not necessary, mosquito repellant recommended, and we will work on fund raising as a team. Registration is already open and the WV Team 2013 is forming. The trip is open to anyone as young as 8 years old, as long as they are accompanied by an adult, and there is a separate application process for unaccompanied middle and high schoolers.
Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me or Clay.