Summer Mission Project

SMP 2008

New Orleans, LA

June 21-28

Registration opened January 7, 2008 for Lewinsville's 19th annual Summer Mission Project!

Trip Price: $225* deposit ($200 for each additional family member)

*Due to anticipated airfare costs this price has been increased from the original $175. Assistance is available for those who need it. Please contact Linda for confidential information.

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" is not 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.

NOTE: Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are not considered complete until we receive both a deposit check and a signed covenant. Incomplete registrations or registrations received after the April 1, 2008 deadline will go on a waiting list and the applicant will be notified if a space becomes available.

The waiting list cleared quickly last year due to a number of cancellations and we actually ended up with a final group of 47, so don’t be discouraged if you find yourself on the waiting list. Chances are good that you will end up participating after all. And, once our mission trip location has been determined, if the affiliate can take more we will consider increasing our team from 45 to accommodate anybody who might still be on the waiting list. The April 1 registration deadline is NOT negotiable. We are unable to accept registrations beyond that date in order to be fair to all who complied.

Questions? Contact Linda Bender at An entire packet is also available in the "Downloads" section for your reference.

Primary Contact

Linda Bender

(703) 314-1906


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