World Changers are changing Lexington County
Lexington County, SC (Angelica Iglesias) - World Changers has been working at ten different sites around Lexington County to assist some citizens in repairing and cleaning up their homes.
World Changers is an entity of LifeWay Christian Resources, which is associated with Southern Baptist Convention. They work with local churches to provide mission opportunities in communities across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The participants in Lexington came from Jacksonville, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia.
The participants are made up of middle school students all the way up to college students plus adults that come out to lead the groups. During their week in Lexington County, the students have been working on assignments that range from painting houses, putting on siding, distributing community gardens, distributing food to the homeless, constructing wheelchair ramps, and various other projects that serve our community. Each volunteer pays $310 out of his own pocket with the desire to serve God and others.
The participants have been staying at Saluda River Baptist Church Family Life Center where a woman from Georgia and her daughter have come in to cook the volunteers' breakfast and dinner. For lunch, they are bused to Crossroads Baptist Church.
The crews finish up their work Friday, June 30 and head back to their homes the next day. They leave knowing that they helped others in the name of God and demonstrated that teens and young adults can get out of their comfort zone and work hard.
In South Congaree, The Ledger went out to one of their sites where the town, together with mayor Danny Jones, was assisting a woman in clearing out things in her yard and home, repairing siding, and painting. The town of South Congaree donated the materials for the project.
Check out this video from the site in South Congaree: