Hello Orthodox Youth Mission Team,
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
I hope you all are enjoying a joyous Pascha season with your parishes and your families!
Next Saturday, April 21st from 12-5 at Holy Trinity in Danbury, CT we have one of our most important training sessions: Safety and Tool Training. I am happy that everyone is able to make it to this session because it is nearly impossible to make this one up. We will have different stations set up for youth to be instructed on how to safely use various tools and learn basic construction skills that will be needed for our work this summer. We will also be going over ASP safety and stewardship rules as well as other expectations for the trip. Please arrive promptly at noon and eat lunch before you come (we will have a break for snacks mid-way through the afternoon). You will need ASP clothing and gear: long pants, work boots or other sturdy (non-sneaker) closed toe shoes and a t-shirt with sleeves. Bring a water bottle and have on sunscreen. Also bring any stock sale money you have collected so far through your parish coffee hour or personal sales.
We will put the skills we use to work doing actual construction work on Construction Day session which will come next on May 12th. Coming down to the end of the training with only 3 sessions to go after this Saturday. And, less than 90 days until our trip! Be sure the remaining training dates are on your calendar as every one will provide vital information about our trip and how to best prepare for our time serving in TN.
See you all on Saturday!
In the Risen Christ,
P.S. We have some exciting news: our teammates from New Jersey/New York City will be joining us for this session. You will have a chance to meet the teens and adult leaders (and welcome back two leaders you already know, Mary Ann and Ernie Delcher) who will be part of our team in TN this summer. Be sure to give them all a warm welcome and veterans help newcomers!