I just got off the phone with our friends in Galveston. While they don't have us assigned a specific spot yet, we're officially confirmed! We've been waiting for that to get serious about our planning. When we know with certainty where on the island we'll be working and what we'll be doing, we'll convene a meeting of the Mission Trip-minded and discuss it.
We're going July 19th -25th. We definitely won't be the only ones there that week. There will be a veritable flood of people coming this summer to help put the place back together. The list of needs, both private homes and church buildings, is long. Amenities will be few. It WILL be hot! But one the best feelings I know of is to be useful to the Lord. Even better when you can stand back and see it at the end of the day.
Strange how it all seems to fit together. When I was a brand-new college graduate, way back in 1990, I spent the summer doing revivals across the island and the Texas City area. It was awesome and a great way to spend the summer. University Baptist Church of Galveston was one of the church I served that summer - and they're the ones heading up the coordination of all the teams.
Prayerfully consider going with us. I know some only get a short measure of vacation time per year and each day of it is precious. Even still, I ask that you consider going with us to help our brothers and sisters in Christ who are in need. It won't cost you anything except personal expenses (the church covers the cost of fuel, lodging and food) and you can take your family, like a couple of families have done. We'll be there - pray about joining us.