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The Summer Mission Trip is set for the week of July 8-14! Again, we are working with the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) in Richwood, WV, to help with recovery from the flooding in 2016. We will be housed in a former parsonage that was renovated for this purpose. The cost of $100 per person covers housing, materials, and meals for the week. (Please plan for your own NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY – We need “Willing Helpers!” If you are interested in joining the team, or need more information, contact Kim Albert, kalbert@ntelos.net or 434-579-5011, or Russell.Approximately 15 First Folks and friends will travel to West Virginia to continue flood recovery work from the summer of 2016. We are excited to work again with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM), with whom we served in Richwood, WV, in July of 2017. Not only were we provided with plenty of work to do, but the strong faith-based structure of their disaster response administration and work ethic provided an uplifting and immensely rewarding volunteer experience for our team. So much so, that a small group returned for a few days in September to complete a project, and the entire group unanimously requested that we return there if possible.

As with every mission trip we won’t know until each day begins exactly where we will be and what kind of work we will do. We go on faith and trust that God will match our skills with the needs, and between us and the Methodists we will come up with the tools and materials to do what needs to be done!

James 2:17 says, “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” But the mission team has also found that Action by itself, if it is not accompanied by faith, is empty. Please pray for the team and the mission, that the action AND the faith will be present as we work to be the hands and feet of God in West Virginia.