Almost Heaven, Habitat for Humanity, Greenbriar County, West Virginia
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people of all faiths and races to create and improve communities for people in need by building and renovating houses and creating homeownership opportunities. We will be helping with a house demolition March 3rd-10th 2018. Approximately $350 pp. 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 necessities of clean water, food, shelter and medical care. In 1985, the Tovar Medical Clinic was opened by the Haiti Mission Foundation in order 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. Last year we helped lay a sidewalk and rebuilt a playhouse. April 2nd-8th 2018. $1200- $1500 pp. Contact Marilu or Courtenay for more information.
In partnership with St. Paul’s Ivy, we will be visiting our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika this summer. Former Bishop Mdimi Mhogolo is the visionary and creator of a program called “Carpenter’s Kids,” in which churches in the US and Anglican churches of his diocese in Tanzania are “linked” as they endeavor to make education accessible to the most at-risk children in rural villages there. Teaching English to students and relationship building will be the cornerstones of this mission. Optional safari at the end. June 14th-July 2nd 2018. $3000-$4400 pp. Contact Marilu or Courtenay for more information.