May 11, 1998


Auction will help send local teens all over the world

  The Teen Mission International (TMI ) Auction will take place this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on the band platform in front of the Duvall Evangelical Methodist Church (Main and Stella).
   Have you gotten your car washed in the past three months at the Duvall Evangelical Methodist Church? Well, then you have already played a very important part in helping several teens and a couple of pre-teens raise funds for mission trips that they plan to be a part of this summer. The auction will help raise additional funds with some great items such as a 1913 vintage sewing machine and a new double-sided gas heatilator as well as a variety of items donated by businesses such as R.F. Snyder Oil Co., Red E Trucking, Cadman Rock, Evangel, Redmond Firestone, Crescent Lighting, Rapunzel's Hair and Nails, Boston Market, Fast Frame, Olive Garden, Ben Franklin, Woodinville Albertson's, Bear Creek Safeway, Woodinville Play It Again Sports, Video Factory, Duvall Subway, Charlie's Pizza, Old Memories, Fran and Lance's Duvall Pet Shop.
   Participating students will be serving with TMI which is an interdenominational organization based in Merritt Island, Florida. TMI was founded in 1970 with the goal of channeling the enthusiasm of youth into mission work projects and evangelistic teams. The primary purpose of the ministry of TMI is to build teens spiritually, give them the opportunity to help others, and instill a missionary vision. The teens go through two weeks of training at TMI's primitive Boot Camp in the swamps of east Florida.
   For the ninth summer in a row several teens from the Snoqualmie Valley will be traveling to the uttermost parts of the world. Their goal is to find out first hand what it is like to be an overseas missionary. Most of the teams that these students will be a part of are doing some type of work project such as building, painting or making sidewalks. The others will be teaching English, singing and even clowning. All will be putting on programs with music, puppets, and drama. They leave mid-June and most of them will not be home until late August.