“Service at the Shore”

My first mission trip took place with a group of volunteers from Bethany UMC– Allentown remodeling the homes of Atlantic City, NJ residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

My job for the week that I spent with the A.C. Long-term Recovery Project was to lay down brand new flooring, insulation, and plywood for both rooms. We, also, made covers for the radiators and helped repair the bathroom.

Leaders had to keep going out to get supplies so that we could continue to work on the homes. Working on the homes made me much more thankful for all of the things I have in my life both material and non-material.

flooring in progress

This is a “before” picture of the kitchen and dining room we worked on.

radiator covers

Take a look at the finished radiator and covers that my group made by hand.

This mission trip inspired a new career path. At the time, I was pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice with the aspirations of becoming a Crime Scene Investigator. Everything I learned and the Great experiences from the mission work we performed has led me to consider becoming a missionary.

Uriah Alleman
Bethany UMC, Lebanon, PA