ASP – An opportunity to serve

Are you feeling called to mission work, but you don’t know where to start? Lakeside for Youth is offering participants the opportunity to serve during the summer of 2018 by traveling to the Appalachian region of Kentucky with St. Andrew’s UMC and their 2018 ASP (Appalachia Service Project) Team. Anyone who has completed 8th grade and is 14 years and older is eligible to participate in this construction-based mission trip. No skills are required.

Maybe you have heard about ASP, but you don’t really know the history of it. ASP was founded in 1968 by retired UMC Pastor “Tex” Evans with the intentions of serving the people of Appalachia by making homes warmer, safer and drier. Each summer over 14,000 youth and adults travel to some of the poorest regions of the U.S. located in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina to work on existing homes and build relationships with the families who live there.

If this sounds interesting to you, here’s what you need to know: The trip will be from Saturday, June 9 – Saturday, June 16. You will be going to Kentucky, but the county hasn’t been determined yet. The cost is $100/youth or college-age young adult, $200/adult. Scholarships are available!

 If you would like more information call or text Debra at 419 306 9604 or e-mail at [email protected].