Brethren Disaster Relief
July 7-13, 2019
Cost: TBD Location: TBD
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Brethren Disaster Ministries' Rebuild Program engages volunteers to repair and rebuild storm damaged homes for some of the most vulnerable disaster survivors, thereby easing trauma and promoting recovery. By demonstrating Christ’s love and putting their faith in action as they restore damaged homes, volunteers also restore broken lives.
BDM Rebuild projects are supported by a network of volunteers from across the country who reduce the recovery costs for homeowners by providing free construction labor. At each rebuild project site, BDM partners with local Long Term Recovery organizations who are working with their community to identify unmet needs after a disaster, including home destruction or damage cases that BDM can help repair.
Trained construction leaders and household leaders provide volunteer orientation and instruction on the work site, as well as meals at the volunteers housing. Unskilled volunteers willing to learn are invited to work alongside those who are skilled and willing to teach. Volunteer housing is provided, often at local churches or community buildings, where weekly volunteers and leaders stay, eat and become more connected with the community.
Puerto Rico Mission
July 23-29, 2019
Cost: $1,250- fundraising ideas and scholarship assistance available.
Primary deadline: November 23
This summer we will travel to our sister diocese of Puerto Rico! The hurricanes last fall have done unthinkable damage to the island and the lives of our brothers and sisters there. While there, we will work with Wonder Voyage to take on the jobs that no one else wants to do. With Wonder Voyage, we will partner up with organizations who have been working in the field since day one who know about what needs people have. This trip will be a combination of spirituality, cultural immersion, and showing love through service.
This summer we will be traveling to our sister diocese of Puerto Rico! There we will work with Wonder Voyage to take on jobs that no one else wants to do. The hurricanes this past summer have done unthinkable damage to the island and the lives of our brothers and sisters there. An important part of mission is to arrive with an open heart ready to learn about the culture, make new friends, and to spend time in community with the folks who live there. Our true mission is to do just that, as well as, giving help wherever we can.
As an organization, Wonder Voyage focuses on three main ideas during each trip; spiritual (Wonder), cultural immersion (Voyage), and service (Mission). Spiritually, each participant is encouraged to take their own journey and to meet God face to face throughout the trip. As part of the cultural immersion aspect, participants will understand and learn how to love their neighbor through learning more about them and their lifestyles. The mission component is to show love for God and for our neighbors through service. Their goal is to partner with people already working in the field at a grassroots level and assisting them in whatever tasks they need accomplished, including the jobs that no one else wants to do.
For registration information, contact: Youth Missioner, Kate Riley