disaster relief trips

Next Hurricane Relief Trip

May 4th – 7th, 2018


We continue to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey with monthly relief trips to help with the rebuilding efforts. Our next trip will leave from St. John on May 4th and return on the 7th.


If you would like to volunteer, please email Lance Folkerts at lance@ltfconstruction.com


It was another very successful weekend! We had 17 join us from St. Paul in Bulverde which brought our total for the weekend just shy of 30.  Just incredible how God works.

We continued to work on the framing and electrical on our rebuild project.  We are very close to getting framing finished.  It should be completed on the next trip: May 4 – May 7.


Many of the women traveled up to Tivoli, TX (approx 30 miles north of Rockport) to help a woman that had moldy sheet rock in her home in 2 rooms.  They tore down all the damaged areas and hauled it out.  They also helped to organize an out-shed, throw out damaged items from the storm and clean up.  They spent all day up there and just enjoyed their time helping.

The next trip is scheduled for May 4th – May 7.  If you are interested in coming and helping, please contact Lance Folkerts at lance@ltfconstruction.com

Also, planning ahead: the June trip will be June 1 – June 4, this trip will include helping to build a garage.


May God continue to guide St. John hearts and continue to pray for all that needs help!

View pictures from our relief trips.  Click the button below to go to our gallery page.

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please make the check out to St. John Lutheran Church and write disaster relief in the memo line. You can also donate online by going to our ‘Give’ page and choosing the ‘Disaster Relief’ fund. Click here to go directly to the donation page.


“What a great weekend and fellowship!  The Team, Michael and Janine Schuchardt, Scott and RJ Rutherford, and Chris Knippa, they “got er done”, We had a big day on Saturday, getting the main roof of Norma’s house torn off and papered back over.  Sunday was a day of replacing a bunch of bad fascia and a section of overhang. The main section of roof is ready for a little roof edge and shingles and we have a couple of little roofs to tear off but that won’t take long.  Michael worked on the interior fixing some sheetrock that had fallen and tweaked a door to try to get it to work, (it’s going to have to be replaced).  He also got the refrigerator leveled up.  We have the place good enough for Norma to be able to move in the first of December and that was the goal.”

“Sweet Norma Flores had tears of joy as she praised God and expressed her sincere appreciation to SJLC for taking the time to care for her during her time of great need. She’s so excited to be able to move back home with her beloved dogs. What a blessed weekend it was!”