HUNTERSVILLE – A group from Journey Church, led by Tia McNelly, will travel to Kenya for three weeks in June to work with the Kilgoris Project, which has built and operates four schools and churches and a tea farm that serves hundreds of children and residents of four villages.
The group is holding three fundraising events to support the trip and Kilgoris Project. They are:
• Saturday, May 14: Garage sale, 7:30 a.m. to noon, 20431 Willow Pond Road, Cornelius. Indoor and outdoor furniture, baby gear, clothing for children and adults, housewares and toys, including bikes.
• Also Saturday: Parents Night Out, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the church, 15711 Brookway Drive. Bring a child any time. $10 per hour for one child and $5 per hour for additional children, which includes pizza and a 9 p.m. movie. Pajamas encouraged.
• May 21: Backyard barbecue, 6 to 9 p.m., 1021 Hudson Place, Davidson. Food and family fun, including a performance by Jacob Early, bounce house and playground for children, silent auction and door prizes. Donation: $10 per person or $30 per family.
A youth group and adult leaders from Journey Church recently returned from a mission trip to New Orleans, where they worked with a church group trying to help poor neighborhoods continue to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.
Before making the trip, the youth raised money by selling T-shirts and sponsorships and washing cars. They donated those funds to Beloved Be Love, the church organization working the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.