Home Building Project 2005 Information for applicants
Duke University undergraduate and graduate students with interest in ecumenical
Dates of Trip:
Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 20
Changuena, Costa Rica
Sponsors in Costa Rica:
Wil Bailey, former Missions Intern of Duke Chapel and Duke
Divinity School Graduate, who now is a full time Missionary
in Costa Rica. You can visit his site at www.costaricamissionprojects.com.
We will be working on a parsonage being built for a church in Changuena.
will not know what phase of the building process the homes we work on will
be until we get there, so be prepared for any and every aspect of the building
process. We might be tiling, painting, installing the ceiling, or wiring.
If the parsonage gets finished, we might start work on Sunday School rooms.
(NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)-
primary purpose of this trip is to serve our brothers and sisters
in need, and also be served and enriched by them. We will go
to Costa Rica with the expectation of living
among and getting to know the people with whom we are working,
and with the expectation of getting to know ourselves and our
God a little better as well. Worship/devotional time will be
an important aspect of the growth of this team.
Leadership: Mark Graves, Duke Chapel Mission and
Outreach Intern, 3rd Year M.Div Duke Divinity School, former
Honduras Team Leader
John Willard, Former Costa Rica Team Leader/Member, Honduras
Team Leader, 3 time Belize Team Leader
Applications and other forms are available online or
may be picked up in the
Chapel basement, next to Mandi Heilig's office. Applications are due
on Wednesday the 20th of October in the Chapel basement. Interviews will
be held on October 25th, 26th and 27th. Please sign up for an interview when
you turn in your completed application to Mandi Heilig's office, located
in the Chapel Basement.
Those selected to participate in the 2005 Costa Rica team are expected to:
Participate in the bi-weekly team meeting before and after the trip
Participate in fundraising efforts of the team
Attend an orientation session at Duke Episcopal Center
Participate in worship/devotional activities with the team