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The Habitat for Humanity Mission Team is sponsoring another dinner on Jan. 16 (5-7 PM) to help support our trip to the MS gulf on Jan 26-31. The cost is only $6. This will cover potatoes, drinks and fixings. We are also asking the congregation to bring their prized desserts to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. If you make a great cheesecake or pie or any sinfully delicious item, please spare no expense and whip it up for the occasion. The more the merrier. Hope to see you there.
The Second Baptist Church will be sending a mission team to the Mississippi Gulf Coast again this January. The dates are Jan 26 through Jan 31, 2009 and we are looking for 15-20 volunteers. Our team will be helping to build homes for needy families through Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. No special skills or experience is necessary, just a good heart and a giving attitude. This part of the country has a long way to go in their recovery effort and helping to put a family in their own home is a great way for us to help.
The trip will include flying down and back, with five work days while there usually from 8am to 3 pm. Lodging will be at Camp Victor in Ocean Springs, MS. This is a wonderful facility for volunteers doing recovery work, with more information available at http://www.campvictor.org/ Transportation will be by our own rented vans. Most of the cost of the trip will come from fund raising and the church's Mission budget, with each volunteer paying one third of the total cost which we are estimating to be about $300. If you want to go and need help with the cost, we probably will be able to help. Please contact Pastor David Reed-Brown, and your situation will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Past volunteers have found that there are some great benefits to this trip. We were blessed with new closer relationships with our fellow team members and the sense of being part of a much larger volunteer effort. Meeting and getting to know others, some of whom are working for weeks or months, gave us a feeling of optimism and hope. Everyone was glad they went and planned to work with Habitat again.
More information is available at the Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Gulf Coast web site and in blogs from the past two trips are still here on our website (look on the menu to the left under "missions"). These blogs contain a lot of information. We are putting these dates out early so people that want to go can arrange the time off. You can contact Gary Powell with any questions or to sign up at 860.668.4178
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