A mission team from Trinity Lutheran Church will be leaving for Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Sept. 29 to aid in the continued rebuilding of that area after the April 2011 tornado.
The team will work through the first week of October to help prepare a site for a Habitat for Humanity blitz build. A blitz build is construction of a home that takes only five to seven days.
Mission team leader, Mike Psenicka, began his mission work on the Gulf Coast in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina ravaged areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. He and his wife Deb have traveled to the Gulf Coast several times since then helping with clean-up, delivery of supplies and food, and construction, in the devastated areas of Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.
People get involved in mission work because they want to help others, and the Psenickas enjoy the relationships they have formed through mission trips.
“I have met some of the most wonderful people, folks that we have worked for on these trips, neighbors, local merchants, other relief workers from all over the country, you name it, everyone has a story and it has been a real experience to share in those stories,” Mike said.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 206 E. Badger St. in Waupaca.