School For Life- Gary, WV

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  Luke 10:29

MPC Annual Mission Trip
For our annual mission trip we spend time in McDowell County, WV.  Our trip is unique because, instead of going to a new exciting destination each year, we choose to go to the same place every year.  If the goal of our trip is to paint a house or build a building then we could say we accomplished our goal.  But at MPC we have a much broader vision.  We are strengthening relationships, we are supporting the suffering, we are comforting the sick, we are encouraging the weak… we are being good neighbors.  There was plenty of work, we were sore, tired, hot, uncomfortable, and out of our element. But our neighbor is not always the person next door who looks, acts, and lives like us.

For more information on our work in McDowell County, WV, contact the church office at
704-847-4094 or carolyn@matthewspresbyterian.org

The dates for the 2017 trip are July 27-30. If you are interested in attending please contact the office.

Adult permission form                                 Youth Permission form

If you are interested in donating a food item, please click here to be directed to the sign up genius.

If you would like to contribute to this vital mission, here are some opportunities:

  • The School for Life has given out nearly 5,000 computers in the area and is in need of any good working systems.  If you have recently upgraded and have an older, but working computer, please contact the church office at 704-847-4094 or carolyn@matthewspresbyterian.org 
  • Financial contributions help defer the cost of the trip and the necessary supplies.  Any amounts are welcome and can be made out to MPC and designated for the Mission Trip, the School for Life, or the Gary WV Scholarship Fund.

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