Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Where is Lake Providence, Louisiana or East Carroll Parish, Louisiana?

A. Lake Providence, Louisiana (or as locals say LP!) is located in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. We are the located in the top, right corner of Louisiana.

 

Q. Can groups or individuals come for a mission trip?

A. Yes! We welcome church, community groups, and individuals to visit us here in LP who have a desire to learn more about the Delta, community development, and what serving one's neighbor may mean.

 

Q. Where can a visiting group stay?

A. TFH-LA owns a "Mission House" and it is available for a group (up to 15 individuals) to stay at. Details include:

  • 2 Bunk Rooms with 11 physical twin beds total.
    • Also available is two couches and floor space for air mattresses.
  • Separate guys and girls bathrooms.
  • Fully loaded Kitchen and Dining Room.
  • Separate Family and Living rooms for group work/hang out.
  • Live in Missionary! Separate living quarters, so the visiting group has the run of the house.

 

Q. Is there a charge for the Mission House?

A. Yes, there is a $10 per person per day charge to stay at the Mission House. That helps us cover the costs associated with utilities and other expenses.

*However, groups who cannot afford the costs can negotiate with the Missionary for a reduced price.

 

Q. What about meals?

A. Groups can either a) cook or b) eat at one of lovely local restaurants.

Cook:

  • We ask that groups buy what groceries they can from our local grocery store, Jong's, to help support the local LP economy as part of your trip.
  • Complete access to a fully stocked kitchen with utensils, plates, cooking utensils, a large deep freezer, pots/pans, oven, fridge, and a dishwasher.
  • Suggestion to include those who can't come: have your church's/community's members prepare several casseroles, freeze them, and then send them with the group. We have a small deep freeze at the Mission House for such an occasion!

Eat Out:

  • Lake Providence is in Soul Food country, so we offer many tempting options for groups. In town you'll be able to visit restaurants including: Tex-Mex, Cajun/Seafood, Sonic, Soul Food for groups to visit!  Check out LP's Urbanspoon or TripAdvisor!

 

Q. What does a typical day look like?

A. Times are flexible, but a schedule for a day in LP may look like:

  • Breakfast.
  • Morning Prayers/Devotional Time.
  • Education Session tailored to the visiting group.
    • Topics could include poverty awareness, community development skills, Biblical basis for being a "Neighbor", how to work with diverse groups, etc.
  • Preparation for the afternoon activities.
  • Lunch.
  • Trip Activities.
    • Projects/initiatives around Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, and Education and Training.
  • Dinner/Supper.
    • Potential to schedule dinner meals with other church/community groups to provide an opportunity for cross-cultural conversations!
  • Evening Devotional or debrief time (talk about how the day went).