The 2020 Work Teams were recently announced. Some teams are not yet finalized, and additional teams are always an option. If you are interested in joining one of these teams or have any questions, please contact Annette Schmidt, annettes@firstwichita.org.

“Christ has no body on earth but yours; yours are the only hands with which he can do his work, yours are the only feet with which he can go about the world, yours are the only eyes through which his compassion can shine forth upon a troubled world.”–St. Teresa of Avila

Heifer Ranch, Perryville, AR

March 2020

Grundy County, TN (Poorest county in TN-near the TN/GA border)

Women’s Work Team- ages 14 and older  2-3 night

What to expect: Hands-on animal work, experiential learning activities, camaraderie, trip to Heifer International in Little Rock

Click here to learn more about Heifer Ranch

Team Leader: Annette Schmidt

Information Meeting:  Sunday, October 13, 12:15 p.m., Room 304B

Camp Horizon, Arkansas City, KS

May 1-3, 2020 (weekend work team)

UMC Camp

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McCurdy Ministries, Espanola, NM

Check back for more information on this team.

Click here to learn more about McCurdy Ministries

Oklahoma ROAD

Working with Oklahoma ROAD (Recovering Olahomans After Disaster)

There are around 750 families that will not recover without volunteer help on home repairs.

Click here to learn more about Oklahoma ROAD

Check back for more information on this team.

Concordia, Argentina

Dates TBD

What to expect:  We will be working with the Tristans doing minor repairs to their church building as well as painting.  There is also a possibility of building a new bathroom and updating the kitchen.

Team Hosts: Sergio and Patricia Tristan

Information Meeting:  Sunday, October 13, 1:15 p.m., Room 304B

Deer Park UMC, Bailey, CO

September 24-27, 2020

Work at Deer Park UMC

Henderson Settlement, Frakes, KY

July 17-26, 2020

Family Team: Children and grandchildren are encouraged to participate. They must be accompanied by an adult. You don’t have to bring family members to be on this team!

What to expect: Community home repair and campus improvement projects.

Cost: $250/ person, plus travel expenses.  The Bob and Sharon Thom Memorial is underwriting this team, which will lower the cost.  Contact Annette Schmidt for details.

Click here for more information on Henderson Settlement

Possible additional teams…

• Disaster Relief Bahamas

• Disaster Relief East Coast

• Disaster Relief Houston

Contact Annette Schmidt,  annettes@firstwichita.org, or 316-267-6244, ext. 320. for more information on any of these teams.