Kentucky - Intergenerational/Family

July 19 - 25, 2020 | World Servants

United States

Trip #23610

Kentucky - Intergenerational/Family

Trip #23610

United States

World Servants

Location:

United States, Northern America

Dates:

July 19 - 25, 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Construction, Friendship Evangelism, Service Projects & Helps, VBS/Bible Clubs, Visitation & Encouragement,

Cost:

** See Financial Information Below
Agency: World Servants
Location: United States, Northern America
Dates: July 19 - 25, 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Construction, Friendship Evangelism, Service Projects & Helps, VBS/Bible Clubs, Visitation & Encouragement
Cost: ** See Financial Information Below
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In the mountains of Appalachia, life is difficult with few resources available. World Servants and our teams desire to see the lives of Kentucky residents transformed by God.

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

A decade ago, Kentucky hosted World Servants teams that helped families with much needed repairs to their homes. World Servants has been invited to return to work alongside the community; community leaders see World Servant mission teams as an important resource and partner to help encourage families that have been drastically affected by the economic climate that much of the world is facing on a daily basis.

World Servants is working with a group of local community leaders that want to see positive change in the Eastern Kentucky region. Our focus for the trips is assist in community revitalization projects, helping families with home repairs, sharing the love of Christ, holding outreach events for the children, youth, and families of the area. Please join us in putting smiles on people’s faces, fixing leaky roofs, painting homes, and sharing joy that comes from serving.

Kentucky is a part of the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountain Range. The wooded hills range in elevation from 641 feet to over 2,000 feet. There is a rich heritage that ranges from the Adena Indians (mound builders) to two civil war battles, to the coal camps that sprang up and faded as fast as the coal could be mined.

The region has now become a center for art and music in the region through the Mountain Arts Center. This area has many sides of beauty from its mountains to the people that call this their home.

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

For sustainable, long-term impact, World Servants staff work closely with community partners who live and work in project communities long before you arrive. A team of in-field community leaders are identified to build a vision for their community. We train and equip these leaders to successfully partner with our short-term teams in an effort to build long-term relationships.

Once the short-term mission teams leave, we continue to strengthen relationships with community leaders and identify extended opportunities for you to come alongside them as well.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Northern America
Country:
United States
Other Location Info:
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 40.0% 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.
Participant Age:
Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 100], Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
The cost includes Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO), trip set-up, trip leadership, all food & housing, an evening program, debriefing and re-entry resources, in addition to quality group servicing.

$515 per person + Construction Donation*

*
$100 / person
$ 50 / child (8 and under)
Training debriefing
First day after arrival will be spent doing Cross Cultural Orientation.
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Mission Trip Offered By World Servants

Through training and short-term mission experiences, our desire is to develop people as both servants and leaders in their everyday lives. We believe these learning opportunities will result in the transformation of individuals and communities across the globe.

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