This July, a group from our church went on a mission trip with Appalachia Service Project (ASP). This organization is committed to making homes warmer, safer, and drier for low-income families in Central Appalachia. At the beginning of the week, they worked on installing exterior siding and inside trim, and closed gaps in the floor. The homeowners were a mother and daughter, Brenda and Ruby, who graciously offered our team lunch throughout the trip to strengthen relationships and show their appreciation!
During downtime, our team took an afternoon trip to Blue Hole Falls for a dip in the cold mountain water. By the 5th day, they were able to finish the siding on the house and finish almost all of the rooms they worked on inside!
On the last night, our group attended a picnic where they enjoyed a performance by a bluegrass band. Their final devotion was a lesson about spreading God’s love and serving beyond ASP. It was an impactful week for all. God is GOOD!