The Roving Volunteers In Christ’s Service are serving Oct. 7- 29 at Mark Massey Memorial Ministries at Dexter.
These senior citizens live in motor homes, fifth-wheel trailers, and travel trailers, traveling throughout the United States and Canada serving Christian ministries such as camps, retreat and conference centers, schools and colleges and retirement centers. They provide their own support, travel, food, tools and time.
The work performed is varied and includes building repairs, construction, painting, sewing, cleaning, office and library work and similar labor. Although some of the men are professional tradesmen, most have acquired skills in carpentry, electrical work, appliance repair, plumbing or painting or are willing helpers. The women’s talents may also be at a professional level, but most have mastered the needed skills through personal experience. About 50 couples serve annually in teams across the United States and Canada.
In addition to work and travel, each week includes Bible study, hymn sings and table games. This on-going fellowship draws the members “closer than family.” Working, worshipping, playing and serving together provide the cement of this close relationship. Persons interested in this type of life style might like to make arrangements to visit the RVICS team by calling John Grieve, (620) 325-5238; Barb Grieve, (620) 205-6421; or Mark Massey Ministries, (620) 876-5700.