The minimum group size is 10 people. However a smaller group size of 4-9 people is available at an additional cost per person. There’s no maximum size.
Yes, your group will experience a private trip with your own trip leader(s) and ministry/service projects as well as your own group worship and debrief times.
Ministry materials, lodging, food, and recreation. You will also have a trip consultant to set up the logistics prior to the trip, trip manuals to help your team to prepare, and excellent Thirst Missions leaders while your trip is underway. You will be responsible for your own transportation and bedding.
We will have some basic hand tools and power tools in place. Since most teams are driving to this location, we expect teams to be able to bring some tools. These details will be worked out specifically with the trip consultant.
Encourage and help people and communities affected by isolation and poverty through service projects and ministry opportunities. The service projects could include light construction such as home repair, landscaping, painting, and more. There are also many heavy construction needs that will involve skilled work and equipment such as debris removal, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and carpentry work.
Either in a bunkhouse or floor stay facility. Group members opting for the floor stay may need to bring their own air mattress/cot, sheets, and pillow. Showers and restrooms will be available on site. The lodging will be air conditioned!
Each team will provide their own transportation and driver.
Additional financial donations can be given and projects will be arranged to use those funds.
You will primarily be serving and ministering to the people in the Southeastern Kentucky Appalachian counties that are most affected by rural poverty according to the Appalachian Regional Commission. (Harlan, Floyd, Letcher, Perry, Knott, & Pulaski Counties)
For a six day trip, your check-in window is between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the Sunday of your arrival. All trips end on Friday at 10:00 am.
Yes, there will be free time during a couple of evenings for groups to do something on their own. On Thursday afternoon, we will take a trip to either Cumberland Falls or a recreational upgrade of your choice. And yes, the basic recreation is all included in the cost of the trip.
Each trip will have a Thirst Mission trip leader, as well as project coordinators to help on site.