The Lutheran Youth Organization offers opportunities for Christian growth and support of social justice through a servant trip to Appalachia each year. The LYO stays at the Sunset Gap Community Center in Cosby, Tennessee. There the LYO members and friends complete a construction project for a local family by day and enjoy fellowship and worship in the evenings.
LYO plans to once again travel to Sunset Gap July 9-16, 2011 for our annual servant trip. We wanted to share the situation at Sunset Gap with all of you in case you have not heard this previously:
Last fall, the director group at Sunset Gap, after losing most of their yearly funding, met and decided they would keep the summer program open for an additional year.
Sunset Gap is a unique place. They bring hope to the people of Appalachia by providing home repairs and other services. And, they are one of few places where we can go as a group, work together with our own group, and have opportunities to meet nightly together to worship and participate in small groups to share our experiences through nightly devotions.
Chris Ayers has worked with Sunset Gap to provide an opportunity for those of us who feel strongly about their ministry to help sustain that ministry. The attached letter from Chris explains how we can help. Chris hopes to also send this letter to other churches whose groups have been to Sunset Gap.
Please contact Chris Ayers if you would like to participate in this way or with any questions at 309-824-6873 or via email.