"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas. After making landfall, the storm then remained over the South Eastern part of Texas for the next three days. Houston was trapped beneath the storm during the course of those days and in parts of the metroplex experienced what experts call an "500-year flood" (meaning it has a guesstimated 1-in-500 chance of happening any year). This has lead to hundreds of thousands of people's home being flooded or effected in some manner from the storm. It will be years before Houston is the same again.
Since the day the flooding began, rescues and relief efforts have been on going in this region of Texas. We go to continue helping. We go to bring comfort, encouragement, a helping hand giving hard work, and sharing the love of Jesus through it all. God has loved us deeply, and calls us to love others as well...AND we want YOU to come with us!
Here are the details. We will leave Friday, March 2, 2018 and will return on Friday, March 9, 2018 (the Friday before Spring Break to the Friday of Spring Break). We will fly from Pittsburgh to Houston and will have lodging via Matt Doering's (our Director's) home church in Northeast Houston. The projected coast will be $1200/person for the trip. This cost covers all travel, lodging, food, and work supplies that will be needed. Before you start worrying about the cost, let's just say that $1200/person and seven days of your time is a lot; however, it is worth it. It is worth it both for the people we will serve as well as for you and the growth in your relationship with God and with those you will be serving and serve with. The cost will be 3/4 fundraised and 1/4 paid upfront. We require a $300 deposit for your spot no later than Sunday, December 3, 2017. All checks should be made out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with "Campus Mission Trip" in the memo line. The other 3/4 ($900) will be provided via fundraising (personal and group fundraising).
If you would like to attend, please FILL OUT THESE FORMS and hand them in to Matt Doering with your $300 deposit. Also, you will need to attend the pre-trip meetings we have planned for discussing, planning out, and praying for the mission trip. Those meetings will be held on campus in HHD Rm 005 on the following dates:
- Sunday, October 29 at 630P
- Sunday, December 3 at 5P