Bahamas Habitat has slated its 14th Fly-In to Serve Others Feb. 20-23.
“This is a great adventure,” says John Fielding of Virginia, a participant of four fly-ins. “That’s what first attracted me to it. It’s always fun, rewarding and challenging. It’s what you expect but in an unexpected way.”
Fly In to Serve Others is a twice-a-year volunteer experience to deliver supplies and support for island projects.
Handy with a hammer, John has helped build a medical center and worked on the Zion Children’s Home for neglected and abused children.
Open to both pilots and passengers, the four-day event begins Thursday, Feb. 20, with lunch in Orlando, Fla., the fly-in’s “launching pad.”
After check-in, the group takes flight, arriving in time for sunset.
Friday’s work day has teams doing everything from painting a house to repairing electrical circuitry.
Saturday, teams finish up and then take the afternoon off for sightseeing. Participants return to Florida on Sunday.
The registration fee covers accommodations at mission base, Bahamas Methodist Habitat’s Camp Symonette, and most meals.
“What I love about this is that I’m one in a chain of people making a difference,” John concludes. “I pick up where someone before me left off. After I leave, someone else will step in and continue the work. Participating in the Fly-In expands my sense of possibility, for myself as well as in terms of what can happen when a group of people get together to serve.”
To register for Fly In to Serve Others, click here.
Can’t come this year? Be a part of the experience and ship much-needed supplies and materials to Orlando for the Fly-In. Check out our 2014 Wish List by clicking here.
Ship donations to: Bahamas Habitat, c/o Showalter Flying Service, 400 Herndon Avenue, Orlando, Fla. 32803 or 407-894-7331
For more information: BahamasHabitat.org