Youth Mission Trip 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."
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.
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
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.
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.