Dear St. Lukers,
I’m thrilled to be writing my first Weekly Update message to you all as St. Luke’s Director of Mission Engagement! I am very excited, along with the Missions team, about our Sleep in Heavenly Peace build day this Saturday, April 29. As part of our Restoring Hope Initiative here at St. Luke’s, Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) fits perfectly with our commitment to sustainable and dignified housing for our neighbors, and we hope you will come out and join us.
Close to 800,000 children in the U.S. don’t have a bed. These children end up sleeping on floors – sometimes without a mattress. A bed is a basic need for a child’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. SHP is a national organization answering the call to this national problem by partnering with organizations, like St. Luke’s, to build, assemble, and deliver top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.
Watch this special video message from Bill Carleton, SHP’s Orlando West Chapter President, to learn more about this incredible ministry:
This build day is an excellent opportunity for families, friends, teams, and small groups to serve together! St. Luke’s Missions invites you to join us on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the St. Luke’s parking lot to build these twin beds. No prior experience with tools or woodworking is needed. This workday will be outside and will consist of some heavy lifting and the usage of power tools, so please wear closed-toe shoes, like sneakers or boots, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. And don’t forget your water bottle, a hat, and some sunscreen! If you’d like to bring your own protective eye gear, dust masks, or gloves, you are welcome to do so. Ear plugs, safety glasses, work gloves, and tools will be provided. This build day is good for ages 10 and older, and parental presence is required for all participants age 12 and younger.
Volunteer spots are still available, and we need U! Click here to sign up, and we look forward to nurturing this new partnership alongside you.
Love and light,
St. Luke’s Director of Mission Engagement