Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a home repair ministry to needy families of Central Appalachia. Youth and adult participants grow spiritually, gain self confidence, and build and bridge communities. Real, honest work and relationship building are part of the experience.
Volunteers must prepare lunches and water coolers for the day, they spend several hours a day at their work site with their team, and then they have chores to do to maintain the center or help with dinner when they return from their work site. The hours spent at the site provide needed time for repairs, as well as necessary time to build relationships with their family and with each other.
Evenings are spent in fellowship and learning about the Appalachian culture. ASP can truly be a life-changing experience. Adult chaperons have not only been blown away by the experience of helping the families of Appalachia, but by the incredible dedication of the young people who participate.
2017 ASP Trip:
During the week of June 25 – July 1, 2017, St. Paul’s sent a team on an ASP mission trip to a location in North Carolina. Below are photos of the 2017 ASP trip:
Here are photos of the 2016 ASP trip:
Here are galleries of ASP trips:
Miscellaneous articles and links:
For more information about the ASP organization, go to www.asphome.org.
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