PARTNER ORGANIZATION – Praying Pelican Missions (PPM)
TRIP DATE – June 22 – 30
Charleston, West Virginia (Central Ministry Hub)
Definitive location will be assigned by PPM in January 2019
ABOUT THE AREA
The Appalachia region is an amazing place. An area rich in resources and beautiful landscapes. The people of Appalachia are a very humble yet proud people all at the same time. Proud of their heritage and their lifestyle, they are very hard working, close knit, family first oriented yet extremely hospitable group of people.
The Appalachian people not only have to battle the area and the natural elements of their location, their hardship has been perpetuated by the huge loss of jobs due to the decline of the mining, steel and several manufacturing industries. The shortage of gainful employment has led to severe drug and alcohol addiction issues in many communities and as a result, poverty has taken its toll. It has fractured the heart of many and hopelessness is all too common a term used by many.
Floor sleeping at local church. (Typically within 2 miles of ministry location)
Meals will be provided for our team by Praying Pelican Missions (PPM) in conjunction with local cooks. This allows PPM to employ someone who is typically unemployed – a ministry within a ministry.
- Our team will be traveling in 3 – 12/14 passenger vans to and from Appalachia.
- On site transportation will be provided by our leaders in our vehicles.
** PPM will also have a vehicle and emergency transportation will always be available**
Our week will be dedicated to relationship ministries.
- Service Projects
- Potential Park Outreach
POTENTIAL RECREATION OPTIONS
- Cave exploration
- Zip lining over lake
TOTAL COST: $800
$400 – Praying Pelican Fee (Lodging, Meals, Staff)
$150 – Ministry Money (Material for all ministry projects)
$100 – Transportation Expenses
$150 – Volunteer Leader Support
** $200 deposit is required with registration **