Hurricane recovery is still ongoing in the Virgin Islands, but progress is being made! For the St. Thomas Reformed Church this progress includes the completion of painting the sanctuary and a new roof, which is being fitted with solar panels! They are also engaged in a clean drinking water project, working to engineer a rain water filtration system that will benefit the whole community, as well as participating in a summit on hurricane preparedness and response. The congregation remains grateful for generous support through prayer, financial giving, and volunteerism. Through this support STRC has been able to extend a broader witness to the community, and was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for their contributions following the hurricane.
Also in the life of the congregation, the youth group recently took a trip to help build a school in the Dominican Republic, and the month long summer camp for 60 kids, ages 5-13, will take place in July. If you are looking to connect and offer continued support with STRC, the retreat center will reopen for volunteer trips and retreats in October 2019.