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06-29-2005


North Carolina Groups Volunteer with Mountain Outreach

 


On mission from Clemmons, NC, Green Meadows Church and Clemmons First Baptist Church volunteered with construction ministry Mountain Outreach in Williamsburg, KY. The group consisting of nearly 70 people, including 20 youth, worked to build a home for an underprivileged family.

Spending the week of June 27 - July 1, the group has participated in previous Mountain Outreach projects and has become a regular in these hard hat challenges. "Some are rugged and like to get their hands dirty, some think they're rugged and don't like to get their hands as dirty, but they all want to help," chuckles Minister to Youth Josh Fee about his volunteers, "I think it's awesome that they will take a week to just build."

The foundation has already been laid by previous organizations and now the two Clemmons groups are completing the rest of the house. "The physical experience of building a house is spiritually like building the kingdom of God," says Fee, "if it's all faith and no serving then the faith is dead."

Although the group has had several building experiences, the purpose has not faded and they plan to return for the construction of future homes. Fee says the mission touches not only the youth in action, but church members back home as well, "Stories are powerful, being able to share with other people in the church, other youth, and to say to them, 'We were sweaty and dirty, but we helped people, and it was fun,' maybe next time we will be able to build 2 or 3 houses."