DOWNTOWN HAMILTON MISSION TRIP – OCTOBER 2018
Faithworks started this local trip in downtown Hamilton a few years ago, in response to a need seen by the committee for local mission involvement. The goal of this trip is to facilitate learning about the ways that we can serve in our own neighbourhoods, and to open the participants’ eyes to the work that God is doing in our own community, in the city of Hamilton.
FIRST STOP: STREETLIGHT CHRISTIAN CENTRE
The group met with Pastor Paul Aasman and youth worker Erik Hoeksema. They spoke to us about the various ministries conducted at Streetlight, and different ways for us to get involved. This grassroots church draws in a lot of members from the Beasley community through its children and youth programs, Bible studies, summer soccer program, and of course Sunday worship services. They then took us on a walk through the streets in the neighbourhood of Streetlight. A young man came up to us at the skateboard park, asking if we were doing a ghost walk because it was close to Halloween and it was a bit strange to see a big ...
On Saturday, March 9th 2019, the Faithworks’ SALT Kentucky team left bright and early for Harlan, Kentucky. We were blessed with safe travels and ease crossing the border. We arrived at our destination around 7pm and were met by our coordinators and hosts, Pete and Stephanie.
We settled in, explored our home for the week and attended an orientation meeting with the staff and other participants. We ended our day in worship, and headed off to bed, excited to the week to come.
On Sunday morning, we attended Harlan Baptist Church and were treated to a potluck lunch following the service. This was a wonderful opportunity to socialize with the congregation. After lunch, we explored Harlan, visiting a look out point and continuing to get to know each other as a team. We had the opportunity to visit some wild horses and a waterfall as well, all while enjoying warm, sunny weather.
Monday morning it was off to work! We were divided among 4 worksites. Our jobs for the week included working on decks, porches, and staircases, constructing bunk beds...