April 23 – 29
YOU can help! After a disaster, Methodists get to work. They bring comfort to those who have lost their belongings and their houses – to fire, to flood, or to other natural disasters. United Methodists Volunteers in Mission organizes the sites to be helped. RHUMC will send a team to Weed, CA which is not far and we can be of comfort and help to some residents who are still out of their homes from a fire two years ago.
Serving on a disaster mission can be a life-changing experience. You will be exposed to the miracle of the human spirit and the miracle of the Holy Spirit in action. You will never regret it.
Weed is near Mt. Shasta in Northern California. It is a 10-hour drive or a flight can be taken to Redding, followed by an hour and a half drive. Accommodation will be in a motel and house with kitchen facilities. We will do our own cooking, and Jan Johnson has already volunteered to be the Food Manager, so we can be assured that we will eat well.
Requirements are a willing spirit, flexible attitude, and a willingness to learn and to serve. We will be doing a variety of tasks that will be specified as we near to the time to go. We will provide to the organizers a skills inventory to determine the jobs that we will be assigned. There will probably be painting to be done, as well as sweeping, perhaps hammering nails, and such. I have gone on 3 trips and my skills go no further than hammering nails so do not worry if you are not a skilled carpenter.
Don’t miss this chance to prepare yourself to really make a difference in the world and live out your Christian faith. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Johnson at email@example.com if you are interested in serving. We will provide a needed service in the magnificent environment near Mt. Shasta. Please join us!