The Gaertners' Whitesville Mission Trip

The Gaertners' Whitesville Mission Trip

From Kiely & Jack Gaertner

This year the whole Gaertner family will be returning to Whitesville, WV, a poverty-stricken town, with our church this June. We will repair and build homes, get to know the families, and share God's love!

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This generous contribution will help provide us with the basics: nails, hammers, screws, paint, etc.



A generous gift of this amount will help us buy supplies to make basic improvements to the homes such as replacing doors and windows.



An honorable donation of this amount would be used to buy lumber for making major repairs, such as building wheelchair access ramps, replacing floors, and fixing leaky roofs.



This amazingly generous donation will allow us to use a generator to help repair the home of a family in the Whitesville community who doesn't have active or reliable electric service.


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This trip is one that the kids and I have looked forward to each year for the past 5 years.  What makes this year even more special is that Tracey and Ryan will be joining us, so it's becoming a whole-family experience!  I always come into this trip wondering if it's going to be as amazing as last year, and every year the answer is always a resounding "yes."  I'm thankful to God for the opportunity this trip provides me to unplug from my world, and plug into what feels like a completely different world, filled with some of the most giving, caring and wonderful people I have ever come across.  People say there's something special about West Virginia, and I completely agree.  Please consider helping us fund this trip as we work to build relationships, community and faith with our Whitesville "family."

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