Summer Mission Project

SMP 2007

Waxhaw, NC

June 24-30

Trip Price: $150 deposit ($125 for each additional family member)

*Depending on destination, additional funds required will be raised by the group and/or individually

Trip Description:

Monday through Friday we are usually up by 7:00 am in order to get to the worksite by 8:00 am. Each person is responsible for getting up, dressed, fed, and ready to be in the vans on time for themselves. We put in a full day of hard, hot, heavy work with a short break for lunch. The dinner team typically leaves an hour before the rest of the group to get showered, purchase groceries, and begin dinner preparations. Our workdays typically end around 4:00 pm. Times can shift earlier or later based on the affiliate we are working with, the work being done, and the distance to the worksite.

Prayer and devotion are a part of life on the trip. We begin and end each day in prayer. Each night, the group spends time in devotions. Lights out are non-negotiable - 11:00 pm the entire week.

The entire group leads worship the Sunday after we return. Each aspect of the service is led by someone from the group. This is not a sharing of our inside jokes and how much fun we had, but we are leading the congregation to see God?s glory through the experiences we have had. If you volunteer to help lead worship, you are expected to come prepared on Sunday morning and not expect to be handed something to say. The entire group usually sings an anthem during the offering.

Questions? Read FAQ's in "Downloads" section and/or contact Linda Bender at

Primary Contact

Linda Bender

(703) 314-1906


  • Adrian Steel
  • Alex Blomme
  • Aly McComas
  • Amanda Hodges
  • Anske Venter
  • Brian Cassidy
  • Dan Porterfield
  • Don Hagedorn
  • Douglas Smith
  • Edward Moore
  • Elizabeth Kenney
  • Elizabeth Steel
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  • Forrest Gottke
  • Frederic Reuter
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  • Jane Neldon
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  • Katie Vodra
  • Lauren Ransom
  • LeeLee Hunter
  • Linda Bender
  • Lindsay Trout
  • Liz Walcott
  • Luke Hupp
  • Madeleine Gunter
  • Mark Blackmon
  • Mark Hagedorn
  • Mary Frase
  • Michael Ransom
  • Michelle Erasmus
  • Michelle Maiwurm
  • Nicholas Knodt
  • Paul Orlando
  • Paula Hunter
  • Philippe Podhorecki
  • Rachel Gottke
  • Richard Neldon
  • Rob Ransom
  • Siobhan Grayson
  • Sommer Gottke
  • Spencer Deese
  • Steve Trout
  • Susan Guth
  • Susie Luongo
  • Ulrich Erasmus
  • Victoria Cook