The Board of World Mission is seeking an intern for 10-12 weeks in the summer of 2017.
Wednesday, March 1 was the launch point of a culmination of many months of planning and preparation of a trek to Nepal. Suitcases were packed full with personal belongings as well as items to share with the International Kindergarten that is being administered by Vani and Shanti Pradhan.
The eager visitors fromNorth Carolina, Fran Huetter and Sarah Jennings, are sharing their talents by actively engaging with the students and staff of the school under the guidance of the Pradhans. They will also be joining Autumn Cooper of Waconia, Minnesota who arrived in Nepal 3 weeks prior to Fran and Sarah.
It will be a cross-cultural meeting of people who are focused on serving alongside and learning from each other, immersion into the culture, as well as enjoying time of just being together. What an exciting convergence of people who will live in relationship that cultivates understanding and partnership!
Emma LaBella is 17 and a senior at Salem Academy. In January she travelled far away from her home in Winston-Salem to Lima, Peru. She found herself among people of a different culture and country who spoke a different language and worshiped in a different style… lots of differences.
Emma was there to build relationships and get to know her Peruvian Moravian brothers and sisters. She had the opportunity to do lots of things with them: she taught the little children Bible Stories, using crafts, songs and games; she helped Pastor Ana Maria with her new English Academy; she worshiped at the Somos Uno Moravian Church and was touched by the prayer and participation of the people; she shared her testimony at an outdoor concert in the streets of Lima.
When she got back “home,” she realized that, with all of the differences, somehow she had felt more at home in Peru than in many other places in her own homeland. Serving in a place away from home inspired her to share her story and her gifts at home. Of course, now Emma is realizing that home is not always one certain place. Home can truly be… where the heart is.
Help with Projects in Alaska.
Location: Bethel, AK
Date: May 15 – August 31, 2017 available for 7-10 day trips.
Cost: Airfare and food costs ($12/day) plus a donation towards lodging expenses.
The Board of World Mission is partnering with the Fuller Center Disaster Responders to assist flooding victims in Louisiana and Mississippi. You may click here to visit their website. Copied below is information from their program, and additional details about getting connected and involved.
Engage in Home Rebuilding Efforts
Location:Walker and Denham Springs, LA
Dates: On going availability for Sunday-Friday teams through August 2017
Age: 16 years old and up
Cost: $165 + Travel to site
If Interested, please email Justin Rabbach (email@example.com) for more information.
Flood Recovery work in Louisiana-Beginning February 2017
Registrations Now Open
As you know, massive flooding occurred in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in August of this year. This flood from 24 hours of torrential rainfall damaged 154,000 homes (some have called it a 1,000 year weather phenomenon). Not surprisingly between 50% and 80% of the homeowners (depending on the area) did not have flood insurance. Over the past few months most of the gutting and mucking out has been completed and the homes are ready to be rebuilt. Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders is pleased to announce they are answering the call to begin rebuilding these homes.
As you know this is a massive rebuilding effort and several other Fuller Center covenant partners are also rebuilding these flooded including Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing. To put this flood in perspective, Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 350,000 homes.
In keeping with our strategy of supporting areas with less publicity and channels of support, we have identified Walker and Denham Springs as our area of focus. We’ll be working right alongside the S.M.A.L.L. Fuller Center for Housing located in Walker.
At this point, we are limited to 25 volunteers each week. Our volunteer camp is located in the middle of a small horse (check out 10607 Cassle Road, Denham Springs, LA for a satellite view). There are 1,000’s of homeowners within 15 miles of the volunteer camp who need our help!
We’re committed to operating in Denham Springs for a year but, with your support, we believe that our help will be needed for several years. We’re planning on our first volunteers in February.