Wednesday, January 2, 2013

ADULT MISSION TRIP

On May 22, 2011, a multi-vortex EF-5 tornado ripped a 13-mile path of destruction through Joplin, Missouri and its neighboring communities. The devastation left behind was impossible to imagine, affecting thousands of residents and taking 162 lives. While the storm hit well over a year ago, much work remains to getting the community fully back on its feet.
This year’s Synod adult mission trip will take those willing to share their time, labor and love to Joplin from Feb. 16 through Feb. 23, 2013. The group will volunteer through the organization of “Rebuild Joplin,” which is currently focused on rebuilding permanent housing for homeowners and renters in Joplin. You can find more information about their efforts at www.rebuildjoplin.org.
Participants will work to help rebuild homes in Joplin and worship with the people of Peace Lutheran Church, whose building was destroyed by the tornado. Although people with construction skills and experience are needed, those of us who are willing to try new things and learn new skills can contribute to the rebuild project as well. If you are not interested in helping with construction work, there will be other ways that you can serve.
Housing will be provided by Abundant Life Christian Center (abundantlifejoplin.org). Carpooling from Omaha will be available, or you may provide your own transportation.
A registration deposit of $140 will cover housing and two meals a day at Abundant Life Christian Center. For more details or to register, download and complete a registration form and submit with a check for each participating individual to:
Nebraska Synod, ELCA
4980 S. 118th St., Suite D
Omaha, NE 68137
For more information, contact Connie Stover
(308-440-4450)

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