World Changers outreach touches poor in Missouri
August 23, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY– Several Missouri Baptist churches have been involved with World Changers missions projects in Trenton, Moberly and Hunstville this summer.
A total of 21 homes were repaired in Trenton. Also, workers laid a quarter of a mile’s worth of sidewalk. Participating churches from Missouri were: Concord Baptist, Jefferson City; Cornerstone Baptist, Jefferson City; Corticelli Baptist, Russellville; National Heights Baptist, Springfield; Raymore First Baptist; and Sedalia First Baptist.
Hurricane Dennis cancelled a World Changers project in Pensacola, Fla., adding 20 workers to the Trenton project at the last minute. That enabled one more home to be repaired.
In Huntsville and Moberly, eight homes were repaired. Also, the Safe Passage Women’s Shelter received a new roof. Churches from Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin converged on mid-Missouri to do the work.
World Changers is an initiative of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to bring students to low-income neighborhoods to paint houses, replace roofs and provide hope to residents in need. More than 25,000 students this summer participated in 93 construction and community service projects from Alaska to Pennsylvania to South Carolina.