Tomorrow, Olivia, myself and 20 others from Knightdale UMC will embark on, what for us, will be a great adventure. At 6 AM, we’ll pull out of the church parking lot, heading out to meet our brothers and sisters from Bethel UMC in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We’ll hook up with them in Statesville NC and, together, we’ll head for Bethesda, Ohio where we’ll spend a week doing construction work, putting on a vacation Bible school and other things. Bethesda is located in southeastern Ohio, near West Virginia and Pennsylvania, in the heart of coal and steel country. Because of the hit those industries have taken, the economic situation in the area sucks, to say the least. These folks need a little hope and a lot of help; with any luck, we’ll bring a some of both.
One of the things I’ll be doing this week is chronicling our trip here at this site. I’ll post pictures and brief synopsis of the days activities every evening. So, tune in and keep up with what’s going on with us next week.