Youth Mission Trip 2010

Youth Mission Trip
July 18-24, 2010

Rebecca, Roger, Jessa, Megan, Amy, Lindsay, Madison, Kathy Jo, and Deacon Bob


Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you!

As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."

John 20:21


On July 18th, 2010, our Saint Paul's Youth Mission Team headed to

Salyersville, Kentucky for a week to reach out and touch the lives of others

by working through the Christian Appalachian Project.

Our first trip was made possible through the generosity

of our Saint Paul's parishioners and from many local businesses.

Follow along and let us share our journey with you.

Floor Project
On this project, half of our team helped a 78 year old woman whose Lincoln-era home had suffered from repeated water damage, especially the floors in two of the bedrooms. We pulled up the old floors, the headers, and joists and completely rebuilt them so the woman could stay in her home.

Jessa, Madison, and Rebecca; the demolition crew...

and the clean-up crew!

Roger and Dcn. Bob helping out.

Almost done
Deck Project
The other half of our team went to help out at the home of a 63 year old woman who had injured her back and was unable to return to work. The team replaced her deck and placed insulation skirting around her home.
Megan, one of our team leaders and Kathy Jo doing prep work.

Lindsay and Megan hard at work.

Laying the deck boards

Time for skirting

A job well done!

Picnic Table Project and Recreation Time

After three days of working in separate teams, we joined forces to help make repairs at Camp Shawnee; a camp used for overnight and day camps in the summer for children of less fortunate families.

In the morning, our team repaired and painted picnic tables.

In the afternoon, we helped build canoe racks.

After all of our hard work, a little play and camaraderie with the "locals" was in order.

Refreshing after working in 104 degree temps!

Kickin' up our heels at the Country Music Museum

A Testimony

All of our young lady missionaries shared their life-changing experiences of their

Youth Mission Trip by providing testimonials. Let us share one with you: 


I had the opportunity to go on the Youth Mission Trip. I learned many things from

building house floors to how hard life is for many people in the mountains

of Kentucky. I also met many great people with tragic but also beautiful stories.

Some stories made me change the way I live my life.

I thank everyone who gave me the chance to help people

and discover a better part of myself. Thank you.


Fund Raising


Our Youth Mission Team has been fund raising for our next Kentucky mission trip slated for this July

by raking lawns, doing other odd jobs, and by compiling a cookbook called Cook'n with a Mission.

The cookbook is filled with more that 280 exciting recipes close to the hearts and histories of scores

of parishioners. The cookbooks are available for purchase in our Narthex after Masses or in our

Parish Office during the week, at a cost of $15 per book.


During March 2012, Deacon Bob presented our Youth Mission Team with the Christian Appalachain Project's special recognition award:  Our Youth Mission Team  won a special award for living out the Catholic Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy while serving on 2010 youth mission projects in Kentucky.