Serve God in Appalachia through Food Distribution and a Children's Camp!
Despite vast natural resources and beauty beyond measure, Appalachia daily fights for freedom from poverty and despair.
Unemployment tracks higher than the national average, and many people in this area work in low-paying jobs below their skill level. Outsourcing and mechanization have left many residents jobless, poverty-stricken, and lacking in educational resources.
The people of the Appalachian mountains are strong and come from a legacy of hard work, but years of discouragement have taken their toll. Many people work multiple jobs, collect government aid, and sacrifice just to make ends meet.
The people of Appalachia need help restoring their promise of a better future.
While in Appalachia, ministry opportunities include:
Children's Ministry: You will share the love of Jesus with children at a local day camp, playing with them and organizing activities.
Elderly Ministry: You'll also have the opportunity to build relationships with the local elderly community, which often feels marginalized and ignored by society.
Feeding the Hungry: Participants over the age of 14 can also help in a feeding program, preparing and distributing food for low income families, as well as possibly volunteer with a local ministry.
Hungry for both hope and help, the people of Appalachia need to be encouraged and reminded of the love of Jesus.
Will you share Christ in a region seeking hope?
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