Appalachia Mission Trip (Every two years- Spring 2020)
On our Appalachia mission trip, we respond to a specific need: housing. By working together on home repair, we hope to make homes warmer, safer and drier for the families of this region. The willingness to enter the communities and homes of Appalachia with sensitivity, concern, and love is most important— accepting people right where they are, just as they are. If you are interested contact Associate Rector Marilu Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org or Courtenay Evans email@example.com.
Haiti Mission Foundation Medical Mission Trips
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, whose people struggle with the basic needs of clean water, food, shelter and medical care. In 1985, the Tovar Medical Clinic was opened by the Haiti Mission Foundation to serve the rural population of Grison Garde, with a population of about 60,000. All volunteer medical teams travel from the U.S. to the clinic four times per year. These teams are composed of physicians, dentists, nurses and lay volunteers who provide the medical, dental, pre-natal, pediatric and nutritional care. Between team trips, the clinic is staffed by a Haitian physician and nurses to ensure ongoing medical supervision. Christ Church’s goal is to send parishioners on each of the four trips: January, April, July and October. This includes medical as well as non-medical volunteers who take vital signs and support the medical team. The cost is between $1200-$1500 which includes airfare, food, accommodation and contribution for the medical supplies and transportation within Haiti. If you are interested contact Marilu or Courtenay.
Each year, travelers from Christ Church go to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to stay at Our Little Roses girl’s home dedicated to rescuing the girl child in Honduras from situations of risk. We also spend time working alongside members of San Jose de la Montana Episcopal Church. This dual focus mission trip allows any level of skill or ability to find a mission fit- from working on a building project to playing jump rope in the evenings. In the past several years, Christ Church missioners have helped build a kitchen, a chicken coop, a tortilleria and a sacristy. We typically travel during the Charlottesville City Schools Spring Break. $1200- $1500 pp. Contact Marilu or Courtenay for more information.