HANDS & FEET OF HOPE 2015
17 individual homes in the area were given attention by a wonderful group of young people and adults, who gave the entire week of June 21st -27th, 2015, to these projects. This also took much planning, procuring needed tools and supplies, and adult supervision day and night. Many members and friends of this congregation participated, showing the Love of Christ their work.
HANDS AND FEET OF HOPE is a local camp for teens and adult volunteers that a few of us started last June 2014. We just had our 2nd camp week and have to deem it yet another success. That doesn't mean we don't have kinks to work out!
This camp sends crews of teens with 1 or 2 adults each out into the community to work on homes to build wheelchair ramps, fix leaky roofs, etc. The home owners we are helping, don't have the means or ability to take care of these things themselves. Jesus said "when you helped the least of these, you helped me"...and so we do God's work.
We are housed in the elementary school for sleep, meals, and evening programs including games, team building and worship. Not only do the teens gain a closer walk with our Lord, but so do the adults. If we open our hearts to the Lord, it's amazing the places he will take us.
Oh, one last bit of info. The kids are in charge at sites NOT the adults.