After a year of COVID-19, muddy mission work feels blessedly normal
After a year of lockdowns, nasal swabs and Zoom lectures,…
The News and Sentinel in Parkersburg, W.Va., reports:
PARKERSBURG – About 450 teens from 14 states are gathered in Parkersburg this week to paint the homes of people in need of assistance during the 11th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp organized by the local Churches of Christ.
Seth Miller, youth minister of Lynn Street Church of Christ, said the teens were split into groups Sunday and will work through Friday at 36 homes in Parkersburg, Vienna, Belpre, Marietta and other locations in the area.
The program helps people who are unable to paint their homes due to age or physical infirmity or lack of financial resources. Some contact the churches for assistance, others are recommended by other residents, by churches and the local cities have made a few referrals, Miller said.
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It helps to get word of these events ahead of time. I guess I’m just not sufficiently “connected.”