On April 28th, members of the Episcopal University Center (EUC) traveled to the Cumberland Mountains to participate in a week-long ministry at Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project). This was Ruge Hall's third annual trip to work with the interdenominational, non-profit Christian Mission that is dedicated to providing physical, spiritual, and emotional support to disadvantaged families in this poverty-stricken rural area. This year, the Episconoles worked on two projects: building a deck for a Vietnam War veteran who had always wanted one; and construction of a pavilion to house a new farmer’s market where local farmers and craftsmen can sell their goods. It was a rewarding experience for everyone in the EUC contingent who, in addition to serving the needs of the Appalachian folks, grew in spirituality and fellowship with one another. Evenings were spent roasting marshmallows around campfires or swapping stories within the rustic cabin. Before returning home, the group was able to visit beautiful Sewanee, TN and tour its renowned Episcopal seminary, including several stunning cathedrals. As we prepared to head home, we all agreed that we were glad to have been able to do something to help those living near Mountain T.O.P.