Local youth learn to serve community and Christ in World Changers - Home Edition
A group of 11 young people in grades 7 - 12 from local churches recently discovered what it means to serve as they worked together to assist homeowners with needed renovations while learning about Christ.
Daniel Plemons, Associate Pastor at the First Baptist Church, said, “We had students come in creating crews and sending them out and doing the same type of jobs and things that we would do if we would go away somewhere, but we’re doing it here in our own association throughout Clay, Green and Randolph counties.” The association refers to the Current-Gaines Baptist Association, a group of 24 churches in Northeast Arkansas. In Corning, the First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist are among the 24 churches in the association. Plemons, the World Changers - Home Edition project coordinator, got the inspiration from working with Lifeway’s World Changers mission trips. “The churches have banded together and created World Changers - Home Edition,” explained Plemons. “We can go away and do stuff, but we know there’s needs here in our own backyard.”
The World Changers crews worked on five jobs from July 10- 14. A crew worked in Corning on a home on Maddox Street replacing ceiling tiles and doorknobs. The other homes were in Knob, Pocahontas, Attica and Piggott. The homes were selected through application. They were selected based on need, capability of the homeowner and the timeframe.
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