Last year we claimed the Olive Branch as our theme. The olive branch was a sign of hope to Noah when he sent the dove out to see if the waters had receded. Our desire is to be the Olive Branch of hope to those in need.
Participants in this annual event will travel to Western Kentucky.
On December 10 and 11, 2021 the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed 66 tornadoes and several long-track tornadoes. The storms traveled from Arkansas to the Great Lakes. The most significant damage occurred in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky. Eight states reported tornadoes during the event. The NWS received nearly 400 reports of large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes across the area. Mayfield, Dawson Springs, and Bremen were some of the hardest-hit areas. Operation Recovery has a primary focus on the smaller counties of Hopkins and Caldwell County. This is around the Princeton and Dawson Springs communities. For example in Dawson Springs, 900 of the 2000 homes there were destroyed or seriously damaged.
We will work with Operation Recovery through Cross Roads Missions. We will be working to repair or rebuild houses damaged by tornados.
We will leave Omaha on Saturday, February 25th and arrive at First Christian Church in Princeton, KY on Sunday. We will work Monday to Friday. After the work day on Friday, we will start home and complete our homeward journey on Saturday, March 4th
CrossRoads Mission will graciously provide our housing and food at not cost.
The cost of the trip will be meals during travel to and from, a shared hotel night going and coming, a share of the car gas, and a suggested free will donation to the Cross Roads mission.
Looking forward to seeing you in February 2023
If you have any questions please call Pastor Becky Beckmann at 402-841-1063 or email at Beckybeckmann13@gmail.com.