About the Ministry
Why do we serve?
Knowing that God has blessed us by calling us into relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, we seek to glorify God and make Jesus known by giving our time, energy and talents to serve and be a blessing to others. We find that as we serve in this way, we experience great joy from the Lord as we work beside friends both new and old.
"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:10 (ESV)
Having recreational vehicles allow us to serve in a unique way, being able to "move into" an area to serve without placing a burden on the ministries or communities we are trying to help.
How is a service trip structured?
Each service opportunity usually lasts at least one week and is organized around several RVs gathering together in a camping area at or near the ministry or community being served.
We usually begin the day with a short devotional and prayer time and then work from 9a-4p with an hour for lunch. We take breaks during the day and even adjust work times as conditions require, encouraging everyone to not be tempted to work beyond their physical ability. We try to have the evening meal together and then enjoy some singing, sharing or fun time afterward. Each service location is different, so the daily schedule will flex to meet the needs of that ministry.
Where do we serve?
We regularly serve at PCA related camping ministries including Ridge Haven in Brevard, NC and Camp Westminster in Conyers, GA. These locations typically offer full hookup campsites and the ability to create a group meeting and shared meal area.
In addition, we coordinate with MNA Disaster Response to provide assistance at relief sites. These sites may operate for years following a disaster, long after the news cameras have gone home. Often these locations have limited space and hookup services or require us to boondock or use a paid campground nearby.
We are constantly pursuing new and varied opportunities. Any type of self-contained RV is appropriate and welcome.
What type of work is done?
The services we provide include light construction, carpentry, grounds work, general maintenance, painting, debris removal, housekeeping, meal preparation and more. Specialized skills such as electrical or plumbing are always valuable. Even if you do not consider yourself skilled in any of these areas, with a servants heart you can still contribute, be a blessing and receive a blessing.
We welcome adult volunteers of all ages. Though most of our volunteers are retired, working age folks with RVs can find great joy and satisfaction in donating vacation time to serve as well.