Eleven teens and five youth leaders traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa this summer to work with the organization Matthew 25 Ministry Hub, which is rebuilding the community after flooding ravaged the area in 2008. The teens raised funds through a car wash and bake sale, and by writing letters requesting support. Three homes were painted, damaged carpet and vinyl flooring was removed, and a basement was sealed. The group also served free lunches and aided in the children’s enrichment program.
David Wilkinson is the Director of Chop Point, a summer Christian outreach camp in Woolwich, Maine. He also is involved with Chop Point School as a math teacher and soccer coach. Each year David and his wife Bethany plan and lead a mission trip to Campo Alegria, Nicaragua, for the juniors and seniors from Chop Point School.
David grew up in the CLPC Church. A group of CLPC church members and families have traveled over Memorial Day Weekend for many years to help David prepare for the coming camp season. Projects have included such things as painting, roofing, cleaning, and carpentry. Some have provided their professional expertise in electrical upgrades and landscaping/hardscaping.
Most importantly, the weekend affords an opportunity for the participants to enjoy fellowship, get to know David, and provide tangible encouragement and help.
As a Christian outreach camp, Chop Point seeks to present the claims of Christ to those who do not know Him and to strengthen the faith of those who do.
Carolyn and Dan Hennings are involved with World Impact. Carolyn grew up in CLPC and is now working with the Urban Ministry Institute of World Impact based in Wichita, Kansas. The Hennings prepare curriculum for urban ministries, church planters both nationally and internationally, and prison ministries. Materials have recently been translated into Spanish. Dan works with technology, recording courses, and Carolyn format books and does graphic design. She also completes a liturgical calendar for the year.