Anyone who has actively participated in outreach can attest to the spiritual growth and strengthening, sometimes even spiritual awakening, that occurs during an outreach event. While there are many worthwhile outreach ministries right here in our own community, mission trips offer something you just can’t get at home. No matter what the purpose of the mission (hunger, housing, health care, disaster relief and reconstruction, etc.), traveling to an area with profound needs is a unique experience.
Past trips have included a youth trip to Tennessee with the Appalachia Service Project, Katrina rebuilding trips to Mississippi, and an UMVIM trip to Guatemala.
This summer PGUMC participated in a mission trip to Hinton Rural Life Center where members of our congregation helped with home repairs in the local Appalachian community.