Parishioners return to host Bible school at church they helped build

  • Friday, June 21, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:14 am

The team members pictured here with Father Wil Keith are Martha Propps, Bleeker Cannon, Robert Cannon, Jordan (Sassy) Tolson, Sue Tanner, Rowan Besse and Kathy Besse.

Pawleys Island, S.C. — Father Wil Keith and the congregation of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church performed a send-off blessing on Sunday for their Hispanic Ministry Team, which is traveling to the Dominican Republic to  conduct Vacation Bible School in a church they helped build.
The team leaves Saturday and will stay for a week.
This is the sixth year that this Ministry has either traveled to or sent monetary assistance to their special friends in the community of La Barquita.
The families in the community of La Barquita (a small barrio of Santo Domingo) have requested Holy Cross return to help with San Pedro y San Pablo’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), which serves approximately 150 youth.
Returning team members helped begin construction on a new church facility during their trip to the Dominican Republic in 2009. They have yet to see  the completed church, as the construction was not finished when they traveled again in 2010 to facilitate VBS.
Although the team was unable to travel the past two years they were able to provide monetary assistance thanks to the generous donations from members and friends of Holy Cross Faith Memorial.
“This is a ministry they have identified with for a number of years,” said Father Wil. “Traveling to a foreign environment to help others and seek God is an amazing experience and very enlightening as well as a wonderful catalyst for spiritual growth.”
The team members, ranging in age from 12 to 82, are Martha Propps, Bleeker Cannon, Robert Cannon, Jordan “Sassy” Tolson, Sue Tanner, Rowan Besse  and Kathy Besse.
“Our goal is to do what we can to make that one week we have there as special as we can for those children who participate in Vacation Bible School,” said Kathy Besse. “To be able to do that in the church we helped construct is a bonus.”
Holy Cross Faith Memorial is honored to conduct Vacation Bible School both locally, Aug. 5-9, and abroad. For more information call 843-237-3459 or go to www.holycrossfm.org.

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