"The highest service demands greatest sacrifice, but it secures the fullest blessing and the greatest fruitfulness."
- James Hudson Taylor
This year, more than ever, families of Appalachia are praying for you to come serve with them to ensure their homes are warmer, safer, and drier. As you plan for 2015, we ask that you remember that when we are called to serve, we are also called to sacrifice. Our summer calendar is filling up quickly, yet we still have many opportunities for you to come serve with us. We ask that you be flexible in your registration week selection.
In addition to being able to select the specific state where you would like to serve, we have added a sacrificial option, “Anywhere, Put Us Anywhere!” By choosing this option, you are allowing ASP to schedule you where we have the greatest need for volunteers.
Looking for a creative way to raise money for youth missions prior to their first trip with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) in 1985, St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Marietta, Ga., decided to sell pumpkins as a fundraiser. The fundraiser was so successful that St. Andrew has been doing it ever since and are now known in their community as “The Pumpkin Church.” Summer 2015 will mark their 30th year of service with ASP.
“This has become not only a major event for our church, but a huge occasion for our entire community,” said Lisa Springer, ASP coordinator at St. Andrew. Earlier this month, the church unloaded the first of two truckloads of pumpkins weighing 44,000 lbs. Their second load of similar size arrived just two weeks later to restock their front yard (aka ‘the pumpkin patch’).
From its inception in 2011, Appalachia Service Project’s (ASP) five-year strategic plan has provided a challenging goal to dramatically increase recruitment and deployment of volunteers in the service of more Central Appalachian families.
With the hiring of Abraham McIntyre, its first-ever Chief Volunteer Officer, ASP is applying additional resources toward its goal to serve 900 or more families annually by 2016; an increase of approximately 250 families a year over its 2013 year-end number of 656 families.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides life-changing short-term Christian mission trip opportunities --
bringing youth, adult, and college volunteers into rural Central Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families in need.
So come on and join us! You'll raise roofs. Fix floors. And build a whole new you!
Appalachia Service Project • 4523 Bristol Highway • Johnson City, TN 37601 • (800) 289-4254 • Info@BuildANewYou.org