We’re getting ready to take our 6th annual trip to Philippi, WV. This experience is a significant part of the DNA of our church, as members have been going since before Restoration officially started! I got to go for the first time last year, and I had a fantastic time.
On Sunday we opened the registration for this year’s trip (July 2-6), and we’re looking to pull together a team of 30-50 people. I hope you’ll be one them!
Here are the details:
Who: Hard working, relational folks (ages 8 and above) who want to share life with people in a neighboring community.
What: We’ll be working with Appalachian Community CARE, a non-profit that facilitates outreach and home repair in Philippi. There will be a mix of manual labor, getting to know people in the community, and reflecting on how our experience shapes us. The main ideas will be to share Christ’s love with the people there and to have fun in the process.
Where: Just outside Philippi, West Virginia, a former mining town in a beautiful rural setting.
When: Wednesday, July 2 to Sunday, July 6.
Why: This trip is a truly formative experience. Participants have had a genuine encounter with the people of Philippi in which God’s love was communicated. Strong friendships have been formed on the team, newfound skills have been acquired, and people have been eager to go back the next year.
How: Team members raise money for the trip through a combination of personal and group fundraising.
Any questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, go ahead and register!