News for 6/26/2019

Kids For Christ go to Kansas City

Wednesday, June 19, 12 youth and four sponsors traveled to Kansas City to work a couple days at the Veterans Community Project. This is where the group went last year as well. It was amazing to see the changes and progress of the organization! Those volunteers included: Robin Billings, Emily Blank, Bill Molzahn and Melissa Westbrook, TyLynn Blank, Seth Brown, Isaac Gaddis (not pictured), Casandra Gibson, Michael Gibson, Abigail Hardacre, Mya Hoersdig, Jack Molzahn, Toree Slavik, Kyler Seemann, Maycee Westbrook, and Morgan Westbrook.

Last year there were 13 houses completed. This year there were 23 finished and 26 being completed. VCP has also rented a building across the street to use for all the services they provide veterans and use the main building as strictly a head quarters for operations and fund raising.

The rented building is called the Veterans Outreach Center. VCP offers services like educational services like resume building and interview skills, vet care for pets, bus passes, coupons for Goodwill, and different medical services. They have broken ground for their new community building as well. It will be used in addition to the outreach building and provide even more services. For example, a dentist is working with the team to plan for dental facilities there.

Thursday, the KFC group got to help a volunteer contractor install siding on the tiny houses. Other KFC members cleaned out newly constructed tiny houses after electricians and plumbers were finished so the next step of construction could begin. They kids cleaned nearly all 26 houses. Still others stuffed nearly 850 envelopes for fundraising efforts. A KC Royals games was attended Thursday night after a long day of work. It was a fun evening and the Royals even pulled off a W for the group!

The following day, the group painted the inside of the main building. This was a huge project! Rain kept the group from working outside, but didn’t hinder the group’s good spirits!

If you’d like to hear the complete story of the group’s trip, they will be sharing their mission experience at St John Lutheran Church, Sunday, June 30, at 9:00 and at the United Church on Sunday, July 7, at 10:30.