SSOH_logo2-404x292Sowing Seeds of Hope is a faith-based non-profit organization in Marion, Alabama, with a mission to serve the people of Perry County. It is also a 25-year commitment and partnership between the people of Perry County and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to help raise the standard of living with housing solutions, healthcare assistance, spiritual renewal, and educational resources. Perry County is 1 of 20 poorest counties in the U.S. Population – 10,623 with 32% of those people living in poverty.

Our annual Youth Family Missions Trip is June 18-23. During our time in Perry County we will engage and invest in the community to learn about their historic town with deep roots in the Civil Rights Movement. We will participate in construction projects to help improve homes and other community buildings, and lead school-aged children’s literacy camps at the Perry County library. Our lodging will be at Judson College in Marion, Alabama.

If you are someone who loves to mentor and work with teenagers in such a way to help teach them skills, who is comfortable with them working alongside of you, and who is also skilled or gifted at being a Project Leader for mission sites… we would love your help! Our projects can range from basic home repairs such as: painting, drywall, stairs and wheelchair ramps construction to heavier construction such as: roofing, tearing up/replacing bathroom floors, plumbing and electrical. Other projects include: leading Literacy Camps and a Thursday afternoon Block Party. If interested, please fill out this short survey: here

— Mary Carol