PLIA 2010

Wow, it has been a long time since a post.  I hope that we will get some new information up here soon. Until then, direct any questions to plia@dordt.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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PLIA 2K9- A Word from the Planning Committee

Hello all, just a recent update on the PLIA activities:

We have recently released the information on the PLIA sites for 2009. These sites with their information are listed below:

Inez, Kentucky

This site includes work with kids and teenagers through Appalachia Reach Out. There will also be work to do in the thrift store and minor construction, such as home repair.

Cary, MS

If you like working with your hands and are good with tools, this site is for you. Extensive roofing projects and home repair work will be involved at this site. Not only will you get to work outdoors on beautiful days down south, but you will get the opportunity to spend the week with 30 other students from Ontario, Canada. There are also opportunities to interact with the local children in after school programs.

Atlanta, GAIn Atlanta, you will be housed downtown and have the opportunity to interact with a variety of different people. Primary work will be maintenance, some painting, light construction, and helping out in an after-school program. Nights are free to minister to the homeless and lost on the streets of the city. Take a break by visiting Centennial Park or Stone Mountain.

Jackson, MS

This site offers a variety of projects for people of all interests. Housing projects, including demolition, painting, and cleaning are great for those who want to stay busy with their hands. For those who enjoy children, there is an after school tutoring program to provide extra help and support.

Birmingham, Alabama

This site involves working in the church with fix-up and small construction projects. There is a lot of community interaction including helping with kids at an after-school program downtown, a youth night at the church, and various other community activities.

Denver, COIn Denver, you will experience the poverty of a big city as you help construct housing for low-income families. This may also include painting, cleaning, and other maintenance duties. Set at the foothills of the Rockies, you will find the perfect mix of nature and big city.

Chicago, IL

Roseland proves to be a windy spring break with many activities. Opportunities here involve ministering to the homeless men, women, and children who live at the center where you will stay. Other tasks might be painting, dry-walling, plumbing, or flooring.

Camden, NJ

At Camden, you will have the chance to participate in light construction, maintenance, yard work, cleaning, organizing, and working with kids in an after-school program. You will have the chance to tutor them, but also learn more about who they are. You will also “tour” Camden to learn more about its history and the reasons behind its current condition.

Toronto, ON

This site involves working with kids who come from mixed-up backgrounds in some of the poorest areas of Toronto. You would be playing games, helping out with homework club, and leading a Bible study for them. While you are not working with the kids, service projects such as building cabinets or cleaning cupboards may also be done. Get out of the country and serve the Lord in a new place and way.

 

Shiprock, NM

One of the warmer sites for break, this site will mainly include spring cleaning, waxing floors, painting, rewiring, and light construction for the church and community. Throughout the daily tasks, you will have the chance to interact with the church family and be Christ’s hands and feet. Take a day off and spend some time at the Grand Canyon.

Mendenhall, MS

At Mendenhall, they will be working with the community fixing up houses. There will also be some work with crops, helping plant vegetables, and fixing up the farmhouse. Relax in the afternoon by helping students from the local school. This is the perfect site for Ag majors or those who have never experienced a farm.

 

Rochester, PA

At this site, you will get a chance to work in the Pittsburg area assisting local rehabilitation projects. You will probably also get to work on light construction projects at the mission center.

I hope this gives you a little more understanding on what we do on PLIA. To be completely honest, I think we have 12 best sites.Now all you have to do is pick up an application and return iton the table byPastor Rod’s office with your check and church letter. To save $10, turn your application in on the early bird deadline: November 26!

Blessings,

The PLIA Planning Committee

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PLIA 2009

Hello Everyone,

I’d just like to kick of this new year of PLIA with a post on our new blog. This is something we’re going to try this year in hopes of getting information to you about PLIA in a more simple and direct way. Before we had done a website but we had difficulty in keeping it up-to-date and finding someone interested in doing so. Thus, the PLIA Blog!

In this blog we hope to post somewhat frequently throughout the year about different things you should be watching for concerning PLIA and short stories about different sites to give you a feel for what they are like beyond the few mass meetings we have to tell about them.

We hope to also be able to answer your questions here as well, so if you have any questions about something in a post feel free to post a comment and we’ll try to get back to you. Or you can simply email us at: plia@dordt.edu

We have been working hard planning this summer and hope to have a great year, so keep up with the Blog and watch for information around campus about PLIA this year. Have a great year everyone!

co-chairs,

Erin Magnuson,

Justin Struik

Monique Lieuwen

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