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June 27, 2013

Church trekking to Oklahoma for relief efforts

GREENSBURG — Shelly Walsman has traveled the world as a missionary.

A member of the First Christian Church of Greensburg, she and her husband Tim have ministered to people in Nicaragua, Haiti and Jamaica.

Come January, they’ll be in Africa.

Before she visits the world’s largest continent though, to feed and minister to the needy half a world away, Walsman has accepted another critical mission right here, on the continent she calls home, to provide badly needed relief to fellow Americans.

On July 7, she and her husband, along with Cindy and Mike Schoettmer, also of First Christian, will set off with a group of 20 or so from the church, headed for Oklahoma City. They’ll be taking a semi-truck with them, which they hope to load to capacity with critical goods people in the area need to rebuild following a devastating series of tornados in May.

Walsman visited the Daily News last week to promote the upcoming trip to Oklahoma and talk about what items they’re hoping to collect for their semi-truck.

“We’re accepting pretty much anything and everything,” she said.

The idea got started May 22, on the Walsman’s wedding anniversary.

“We had dinner that night with Cindy and Mike,” she explained, “and we started talking about the Oklahoma tornados and how we should do something to help.”

By May 23, Walsman continued, she’d contacted Cherokee Hills Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, which is working on relief efforts in the area with Antioch Christian Church.

“They welcomed our help,” Walsman said.

Walsman anticipates arriving in Oklahoma City sometime on July 8. She and her group will spend their days working in Moore, Okla., one of the hardest-hit areas by the May storms, and will be sleeping at Cherokee Hills. A local Gold’s Gym has offered to allow the group to shower at that facility.

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