Mountain Heritage Mission Trip

Mountain Heritage Mission Trip

Register above with a $50 deposit

LOCATION: Mountain Heritage Missions has relocated to Bennettsville, SC – on the NC/SC border between Marlboro County SC and Scotland County, NC – which are two of the neediest counties in both states.  It is a diverse culture with lots of opportunities for ministry to white, black, Native American (Lumbee Indians), and Hispanic.  

PURPOSE: To serve the elderly and disabled residents and to share the love of Jesus and the message of the Gospel.  Each of these families live in homes where some type of repair/construction is needed.  Painting the inside and/or outside of homes, bathroom remodeling, replacing flooring, roof repair, and just a good cleaning are some of the opportunities available to serve.  We also rake yards, trim bushes, mow grass, do weeding, and plant flowers.  Whatever the need is and whatever you feel the Lord would have you to do, we encourage you to do it. Take time to build relationships with the people.  IT’S ALL ABOUT “BEING”  AND NOT JUST ABOUT “DOING”

PARTICIPANTS: This trip is open to ALL ages (adults, youth and children). We are looking for people from all walks of life – those with skilled construction experience, those who can work hard in support roles, and those with a heart to serve.

COST: $250 per person ($150 for ages 11 and under,  children under school age FREE).  DISCOUNTS available for families of 4 or more.  

Expanded Overview 

Mountain Heritage Missions’ goal in Bennettsville is to help the elderly and disabled, to improve their living conditions, and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in this under-resourced region, to see neighbors helping neighbors, and to experience lives and communities being transformed. We come alongside those who need a hand-up and the message that God means for all of us to live a full and abundant life.

Purpose

To teach the spiritual discipline of servanthood and to apply the principles of Christ-centered community transformation by serving in mission work.

What We Do

Our Mission Teams:

  • Repair and improve homes, making them safe and warm.
  • Minister to the elderly and disabled, helping them feel loved.
  • Serve local organizations, supporting the community.
  • Bring hope to families in need, leading to transformation.

Who

Anyone who is willing:  Youth groups, individuals, and families (all ages welcome).

Living Hope has been serving on local mission trips since 2012 – and this will be our 9th summer!

If you are thinking about going on a mission trip…you are in the right place.  This is an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in serving others less fortunate than yourself and it’s an awesome opportunity to share with your kids.  Each year God has taken us to different people and into different situations, both challenging and heart-rendering.   In 2019 Living Hope sent 18 members and had teams at 3 different job sites: all individual homes that needed repairs.  This year, in addition to helping those in the community, we hope to also be able to help Mountain Heritage Missions as they launch their new site in this area.

So what’s it like?

LODGING: We aren’t sure where we will be staying this year.  The main location is still under construction, so we will probably be staying with a local church. 

MEALS: MHM will provide all our food for our meals – but we will be responsible for meal prep. 

When you go on a mission trip, you set off with your own set of expectations.  You think you are ready.  You think you are prepared, I mean, you did the team-building exercises, attended the information sessions, and read the brochure, right?  You surely have a grip on what is to come.  Before you arrive, you and your team/family will be matched with a host family based on your skills and the jobs needed to be done (note: no specific skills are necessary other than a desire to be there).

Over a course of 3 days, you will find yourself faced with some challenging experiences and most likely you will feel ill-equipped to handle them all (where was that in the literature???)  But, it is a process and it will play out; just keep the faith.  We have found that the expectations we arrive with are not based on the truth of reality, and that life is very difficult for many who live in Appalachia.  You will be challenged mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  This is normal.  We tell you this so you will recognize it when it happens and continue to persevere; the Holy Spirit is alive and well and working through you.  The work will get done and God will empower you to do more in 3 days than you could accomplish at home in a month.  You will find that the people you thought you went to serve, actually serve you, and you will be blessed in ways much greater than your expectations could ever have imagined.  You will grow in faith.  You are the hands and feet of Christ to those in need.  And when you step out, God will meet you there…and use you (and your family) to further His Kingdom. 

Want to know more?  LISTEN TO THE TESTIMONIES from the Youth and Adults that went last year.

Think you don’t have time for a mission trip?  Pray and see if this is the year for God to use you to make a difference with Mountain Heritage Missions.

Sponsors

Donnie and Bonnie Meetze, Mountain Heritage Missions