Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So what are your summer vacation plans? How about a short term mission trip. Check out www.umvim.org click on Volunteer Opportunities, then on the category that interests you. Or look at www.themissionsociety.org then click on Go, then Short Term. These are just a couple of suggestions, there are many good organizations, many doing short term trips here in the US to places like Katrina hit areas, Native American reservations, inner city areas and homeless shelters, KY, Western North Carolina and other areas of the Appalachian Mountains, and there are many international opportunities. Ask your pastor, many churches have places and events ongoing with opportunities for all ages. Most agencies can place you on a team if you don't have a group. And if you're unable, or don't want to travel, check with your local homeless shelter and agencies that provide daily meals such as these in Winston: Samaritan Ministries, the Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, or Bethesda Center. There are plenty of needs right around us. Remember, YOU are the Body of Christ, the hands and feet of Jesus. When Jesus feeds, clothes, builds homes & churches, and shares His love with people, He does it through believers. Where you help it doesn't matter, the important thing is that you and the people you help won't be the same!

God loves ya, me too, Kel out

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